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Natural Turf and Landscape Management Certificate

Customers increasingly want a greener option, and now you can help supply it. As part of the Environmental Stewardship Initiative, the NJDEP will issue this certification acknowledging a basic capacity to conduct Natural Turf and Landscape Management. This certification is in addition to the Pesticide Recertification Credits provided for the successful completion of any of these courses.

For more information about the NJDEP's Environmental Stewardship Initiative, please visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/stewardship.

  • This certificate program consists of 3 classes.
  • Do it all in one winter - or take a few courses each season until you've completed the requirements!
  • Total cost: $765 (*Price is based upon early registration fee for each class.)
  • Questions about the Natural Turf and Landscape Management Certificate? Contact Us

Natural Turf and Landscape Management Certificate Program Courses:

You get 3 classes / 5 days of training!

Organic Turf Management Organic Turfgrass Management (January 2022 - Tentative)
You'll get the science behind a sound organic turf program.
Integrated Pest Management Landscape Integrated Pest Management (IPM) (TBD)*
Learn about the philosophy of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and discover practical strategies for implementing IPM.

*ALL three days of IPM are required for this certificate. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer the full 3-day curriculum in 2021.
Organic Sports Turf Management

Natural and Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Sports Turf (February 2022 - Tentative)
Learn how to implement organic techniques and lower synthetic pesticide inputs.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Natural Turf and Landscape Management Certificate

Do I need to apply for a certificate progam?
No. You just register for the individual classes.

How do I register for a certificate program?
You sign up for each class individually. The best way is to do it right here on our website.

Do I need to take all of the classes within a certificate in one year?
No. Do it all in one winter or take a few courses each season until you’ve completed the requirements!

If you are a One Stop customer, please contact Casey Sky Noon: 848-932-7250 or noon@njaes.rutgers.edu.

For all other inquiries, please contact Program Coordinator Joe Canzano: 848-932-7317 or jdc110@njaes.rutgers.edu.

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