Turfgrass short course to be offered in College Station, TX Jan. 17-20

by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife

An intensive four-day Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Jan. 17-20 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Dr. Casey Reynolds, AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist in College Station, will present the educational workshop for anyone interested in the fundamentals of turfgrass physiology and management.

“This course is designed for professional turfgrass managers as well as anyone else in the green industry with a desire to learn the basics of how to properly manage turfgrasses with respect to growth, fertility, pest control, water use and water quality,” Reynolds said.

During the training, attendees will be exposed to the fundamentals of proper turfgrass selection, growth and maintenance, and the latest up-to-date information from Texas A&M faculty.

In addition, athletic field and golf course educational tours will be offered, he said.

The event will be in Rudder Tower, Room 301-2. To register, go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Turf. Registration through Jan. 9 is $450 and $495 thereafter.

Topics to be covered include: turfgrass physiology; identification, selection and establishment; mowing, fertility and other cultural practices; water use and proper irrigation practices; soil physical and chemical properties; water analysis, interpretation and implementation; pesticide labeling and Texas Department of Agriculture regulations; pest management; and spreader and sprayer calibration.

Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered.

For more information, contact Reynolds at 979-845-0603 or at casey.reynolds@ag.tamu.edu.

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