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Organic Turfgrass Management


Course Code: AT0410WA21

Organic Turf Management

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Date & Time

January 26, 2021
8:30am - 1:00pm EST (Log-in time: 8:00am EST)

**PLEASE NOTE: You will need to upload a photo ID before the class. You will be sent an email approximately one week prior to the class with instructions. If you cannot upload the ID, you will NOT be able to attend.


Any successful organic turf management program must rely on sound, science-based turfgrass management principles and practices. This half-day online program, led by Dr. James Murphy, Extension Specialist in Turf Management, and Bradley S. Park, Sports Turf Education and Research Coordinator, will introduce you to the science underlying a proper long-term organic turf program.

Topics include:

  • Organic Turfgrass Management Versus Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Other Commonly Cited Management Systems
  • Soil Health Management for Organic Turf Management
  • Selecting the Proper Plant Species for Organic Turfs
  • Cultural Management Techniques for Organic Turfs
  • Pest Control Strategies

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This is a required course for the Rutgers Natural Turf and Landscape Management Certificate program.


**PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive recertification credits for any of our online courses, you will need to upload a photo ID and your license number before the class. You will be sent an email approximately one week prior to the class with instructions. If you do not upload this information, you will NOT be able to attend.

Pesticide Credits

8 units in 3B, 8C, 13, and PP2

4 credits in 7, 18, 23, and PC

DE, NY, MD, and MA:
If you need pesticide credits in these states, you must register and notify Joe Canzano at least 45 days before the course start date. Call 848-932-7317 or send an email to joe.canzano@rutgers.edu.

NJ Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
3 Technical, 3 Management

NJ Certified Fertilizer Applicator Credits
3 credits

Rutgers CEUs

Early Registration Fee $175.00 Register on or before January 19, 2021 and save!
Registration Fee $195.00 After January 19, 2021
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Zoom. Registration will close on January 24, 2021. On January 25, you will receive an email with a link to access the course. On January 26, please login to the class at 8:00am EST (30 minutes before start time) for a brief overview of the online format. The course will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. EST.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is necessary if you'd like to ask questions.
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)

Photo ID Requirement: Please note that you will be prompted to upload a picture of yourself holding your government-issued photo ID before you begin the course. The photo must be clear enough that we can read the name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it. You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required.


Registration will close at 3:00pm on January 24, 2021.

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For Registration Assistance:

Please call 848-932-9271, option 2.

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

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