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Natural and Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Sports Turf

Course Code: AT0504CA18

Organic Sports Turf Management

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Date & Time

February 20, 2018
8:00am - 12:30pm (Check-in time: 7:30am)

Description

This class is designed for sports field managers interested in exploring methods to reduce or eliminate synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

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. Unlike most home lawns, sports fields present unique problems including higher traffic and larger turf area. After completing this 1/2-day course you will have learned strategies to manage sports fields either organically or with fewer pesticide inputs.

Topics include:

  • Natural and Integrated Pest Management systems in sports fields
  • Soil management and turfgrass selection with fewer synthetic pesticides
  • Sports field strategies using unconventional pesticides

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

Fact Sheets, Research Findings and Other Resources for Sports Field Turf Managers

Credits

NOTE: Individuals who wish to receive pesticide recertification credits at any of our courses will need to know their applicator license number. Please bring your pesticide license with you to class.

Pesticide Credits

NJ/CT:
9 units in 3B and 13

PA:
2 credits in 7, 18, 23 and PC

NY:
Pending

MA:
4.0 hours in 37, L (Core), and Dealer

MD:
8 credits in 3C

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
2 Technical, 2 Management

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) Credits
4.25 CEUs

NJ Certified Fertilizer Applicator Credits
2 credits

Rutgers CEUs
0.425

For the latest credit information, please call (848) 932-7483.

Fees

Early Registration Fee

$175.00

Register on or before February 8, 2018 and save!

Registration Fee

$195.00

After February 6, 2018

Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on this class. Please enter Promo Code SPORTS-1 when registering.

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

Continental breakfast and pizza lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.

Location

GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

State Operator Training Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Parking TBD

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

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Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

Related Courses of Interest to Athletic Field Professionals

Athletic Fields Special Topics:
Athletic Field Maintenance & Construction
Baseball and Softball Skin Surface Selection and Management

Turfgrass Management:
Basics of Turfgrass Management
Turfgrass Establishment

Pest / Disease Management:
Integrated Pest Management
Pest Management of Landscape Turf
Managing Turfgrass Insects
Turfgrass Disease Management
Managing Turfgrass and Landscape Weeds

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