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Natural and Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Sports Turf

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Synopsis: This class is designed for sports field managers interested in exploring methods to reduce or eliminate synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
Start Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 8:00 AM
End Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:30 PM
Location: Operator Training Center
Address: 16 Ag Extension Way
Campus: George H. Cook
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Joe Canzano
Contact Email:
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. 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
Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public