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Learn the basics of turfgrass science at Michigan State’s turf school

November 3, 2022

The Michigan State University (MSU) Turf School will host a four-day program designed to teach the basics of turfgrass science as well as the practical techniques of managing turfgrass. The school is “team taught” by MSU turfgrass faculty and staff and is held Dec. 12-15 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the MSU campus in East Lansing, Mich.

MSU said the curriculum will deliver a wide range of management topics including basic soils and soil management, turfgrass species identification, selection and physiology, turf establishment and renovation, fertilization, proper pesticide use and environmental stewardship.

The program will devote a significant portion of the education to weed, insect and disease identification and management. The pest management section is delivered in lecture and laboratory settings with hands-on learning emphasized.

All topics include:

  • Turfgrass species and cultivars
  • Establishment and renovation
  • Nutrition and fertilizers
  • Weed, insect and disease management
  • Turfgrass soils, cultivation and compaction

The cost for the school is $700 and includes all class materials and lunches at the MSU Brody Complex Monday through Thursday.

Registration is limited to the first 100 and closes Dec. 5.

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