Event Time: 9am-11am
Location: InterMountain ESD | 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801
Presenter: Alec Kowalewski | Assistant Professor, Turf Specialist | OSU Campus, Department of Horticulture
Intermountain Education Service District is sponsoring a training for custodial and maintenance staff on Turf Management. No registration fee! Please fill out the electronic form below to reserve a seat for this valuable training.
Turf Management Training
Working on improving the environmental and economic sustainability of turfgrass management.
Teaching and advising the Turfgrass Management undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Horticulture is my primary responsibility. In the fall I teach the Principles of Turfgrass Maintenance and in the winter I teach Turf Pest Management. In the spring term I teach two classes, Golf Course Maintenance and Landscape Construction: Irrigation and Drainage. I am also the advisor for the OSU undergraduate Turf Club. This club is a very active group that regularly meets with industry members, participates in student competition on a national level, and frequently represents the OSU turf program as exhibitors at various industry related meetings and shows.
This presentation will discuss the cultural practices (mowing, fertilization, irrigation, and pest management) essential to successful turfgrass management. Details on mowing practices will include specifics on mowing height and frequency. Discussion of turfgrass fertilization will cover product selection, application rate and timing. The irrigation section of the presentation will evaluate the benefits of light and frequent vs. deep and infrequent watering. Pest management will focus on weed identification and management with herbicide application.