Sports field managers at all levels are increasingly being asked, or in some cases mandated, to reduce or even eliminate synthetic fertilizers and pesticides applied to natural turfgrass playing surfaces. When faced with the prospect of reducing traditional inputs, AND maintaining acceptable playing surface quality, sports field managers know that 'going green' is easier said than done.
If you're interested in sports field management using organic methods or managing sports fields with fewer pesticide inputs, then this course is for you. During our 1/2-day course, you will hear Rutgers faculty and a veteran practitioner discuss how to implement organic techniques to manage sports fields as well as proven ways to reduce synthetic pesticide inputs.
- Organic sports field management - What is it?
- The importance of soil management and turfgrass selection in an organic program
- Low-impact pesticide options
- Management of sports fields and turfgrass sites in Central Park, New York City
After completing this 1/2-day course you will have learned strategies to manage sports fields either organically or with fewer pesticide inputs.
This is a a required course for the following certificate programs:
Fact Sheets, Research Findings and Other Resources for Sports Field Turf Managers