What: Summer Turfgrass Management with Reduced Environmental Impacts Workshop
Who: UMN Extension Master Gardeners
When: Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Bring your own lunch; morning and afternoon refreshments provided)
Where: Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, Meeting Rooms 12, 4100 220th Street West , Farmington, MN 55024
Registration: Call or email Larisa Jenrich - Phone: 651-480-7732; firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline is June 14.
Minimum class size of 20 required in order to conduct the class. Maximum class size: 60
Course Description: The 5 ½ hour class is presented by Fortin Consulting staff, University of Minnesota Extension and maintenance professionals working in the industry. You'll take home the latest information and best practices on turfgrass physiology, site assessment, thatch and compaction management, aeration, fertilizer, calibration, weed management, mowing, irrigation and more. You'll also receive a matrix that lists best practices for a variety of conditions and desired results - an extremely handy tool when visiting with the public about lawn care questions.
An optional test is offered at the end of the class to earn the MPCA Level I Certification in Summer Maintenance. Certified individuals will be listed on the MPCA website AND earn 5 1/2 Continuing Education hours in the Master Gardener program.
Acknowledgements: Funding for this program was provided by MPCA through a grant from USEPA, section 319 nonpoint source management fund. The course and the manual for the Summer Turf Maintenance were developed and funded by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. Content was created and reviewed through extensive collaboration with local experts.