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Reducing Pesticide Inputs and Exploring Organic Options for Sports Turf

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Synopsis: 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.
Start Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:00 AM
End Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:30 PM
Location: New Brunswick Campus Wide
Address: No Street Address
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/at0504ca.html
Contact Name: Joe Canzano
Contact Email: canzano@aesop.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (732) 932-9271 ext. 624
Additional Information:

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 turf-grass 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. 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.

Topics include:

  • Organic sports field management - What is it?
  • The importance of soil management and turf-grass selection in an organic program
  • Low-impact pesticide options
  • Management of sports fields and turf-grass sites in Central Park, New York City
Target Audience: General Public