Everywhere in the East Metro people are changing lawn care practices to save time, money, and protecting lakes, streams and groundwater resources.
Turf Grass Maintenance Workshop and Certification*
Who should attend: property managers, private maintenance companies, schools, parks departments, golf courses, churches, and anyone responsible for turf grass maintenance.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Washington County South Service Center
13000 Ravine Pkwy S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
*An optional test is offered at the end of the workshop to earn Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
(MPCA) Level I Certification in Turf grass Maintenance Best Practices. Certified individuals are listed on the MPCA and Washington Conservation District websites.
- Equipment calibration
- Selection and application of fertilizers
- Mowing and seeding techniques
- Pesticide application and weed control
- Minimizing environmental impacts
- Cost saving tips
- Customer expectations
- Legal issues
- environmental effects of turfgrass maintenance
Training Materials:Turfgrass Maintenance with Reduced Environmental Impacts Manual
Certification and Training Program Partners: Fortin Consulting, Inc., Mn/DOT, CTAP, U of M Extension, Golf Course Superintendents Association, MN Landscapes and Nurseries Association
Funding for these workshops is provided by MPCA through a grant from US EPA, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Fund, and local partners.