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Natural and Integrated Pest Management Strategies 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: Friday, February 24, 2017 8:00 AM
End Time: Friday, February 24, 2017 12:30 PM
Location: Former Agricultural Museum Of New Jersey
Address: 103 College Farm Road
Campus: George H. Cook
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@njaes.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7317
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 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.

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 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.

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public