Turf School goes on the road
By Peter Hull
Turf management professionals learned the latest techniques for maintaining high quality turfgrass in the 2009 Turf School.
The one-day course went on the road, with classes in Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Greenville for turf professionals responsible for sports fields, grounds, lawns, recreational parks, and sod production.
The class demonstrated how to identify and manage water quality, insects, pathology, fertilization and weeds. Other sessions included the management of turfgrass insects, irrigation water quality and warm-season turfgrass fertilizers. Pesticide recertification credits also were awarded.
The turfgrass program is based at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence. Through scientific trials, Clemson scientists work to minimize economic and environmental costs of turfgrass management while meeting federal and state guidelines, and regulations.