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Rutgers/NJSTMA athletic field short course set for Feb. 16-19

December 25, 2009  - By

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Rutgers-NJAES Office of Continuing Education in cooperation with the New Jersey Sports Field Managers Association is offering an Athletic Field Construction and Maintenance short course Feb. 16-18.

In addition to this 3-day course, half-day courses are offered in these special athletic field topics: Understanding Synthetic Fields and Baseball/Softball Infield Skin Construction & Management.


Day One

— Soils for Athletic Field Managers

— Insights into Athletic Field Problems

— Sports Field Safety

— Site Preparation and Construction Procedures

— Irrigation Systems – Design and Installation

— Selecting Turfgrasses and Establishment Procedures

Day Two

— Turfgrass Maintenance Procedures

— Operation and Maintenance of Irrigation Systems

— Weed, Disease and Insect Control

— Pesticide Application Technology

— Safe Handling, Storage and Use of Pesticides

— Disease Problems and Their Control

Day Three

— Equipment Maintenance for Performance and Longevity

— Contending With Soil Compaction

— Renovation and Repair of Existing Fields

— Infield Maintenance Procedures

— Striping, Lining and Painting

— Smart Budgeting and Getting the Job Done

For more information or to register, click here.


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