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Colleges offering turfgrass courses

Thursday, January 29, 2009

People interested in turf management can take classes at a number of schools
People interested in turf management can take classes at a number of schools

A number of universities are offering turfgrass programs that almost anyone can enroll in, with one school even going on tour to teach the challenges of maintaining high-quality turfgrass.

Pennsylvania State University is accepting applications for its two-year golf course turfgrass management program for classes that begin in September.

According to the university, people trained in turfgrass management are in high demand and the school's Crop and Soil Sciences college offers the two-year degree to help people interested in the field get started.

Students in the program attend two eight-week terms per year and must secure six months of on-the-job training with a commercial employer.

Clemson University is taking its program on the road next month and offering three one-day programs in its turfgrass program.

The school will be in Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina in February teaching the program which will focus on topics from turfgrass insects to warm-season turfgrass fertilizers.

The one-day course costs $50, which includes lunch and will allow students to receive pesticide recertification credits.ADNFCR-2034-ID-18999861-ADNFCR

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