See or click this headline. 10% off the registration fee for all Sports Field Programs for SFMANJ Members; presented by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

Sports turf-related short courses in Feb & March at Rutgers

See or click this headline. 10% off the Registration Price of all Sports Field Programs for SFMANJ Members; presented by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

Athletic Field Construction and Maintenance

February 16-18, 2010

AT0501CA10 ♦ $495 before February 1, 2010; $545 after

Maintaining safe, hardy athletic fields requires a wide range of skill and expertise. That’s why hundreds of athletic field managers have attended this three-day course to improve their understanding of:

This class offers pesticide credits for both turf and ornamental categories. For the full agenda and credit info, visit

Understanding Synthetic Fields

February 23, 2010                           

AT0502CA10 $175 before February 9, 2010; $195 after

This half-day class explains the issues you should consider before making the jump to synthetic turf. You’ll learn proper construction and installation as well as the testing procedures required to measure shock absorbing capacity — a safety and liability concern. Invest in this morning of education and learn from the experts before making this big-ticket decision.

Options for Organic Turf Management & Reduced Pesticide Inputs on Sports Fields

February 25, 2010

AT0502CB10 $175 before February 11, 2010; $195 after

If you’re interested in sports field management using organic methods or managing sports fields with fewer pesticide inputs, then this course is for you. During our new 1/2-day course you will hear Rutgers faculty and a veteran practitioner discuss how to implement organic techniques to manage sports fields as well as proven ways to reduce synthetic pesticide inputs. Do attempt to implement a new organic program with your eyes closed, know what to expect during your transition to an organic or reduced input management system.

Baseball/Softball Infields

March 10, 2010

AT0503CA10 $175 before February 24, 2010 $195 after

This class explains how to select and maintain the proper infield mix for your facility. Experienced Rutgers Faculty and veteran field managers will cover construction, renovation and maintenance of skinned areas, pitchers’ mounds, and batters’ boxes. With no time to spare in the springtime, be confident in the fact that you know what needs to be done to make opening day a success!

Drainage Design and Management

Site Preparation and Construction

Renovation and Repair of Failing Fields

Turf Varieties and Soil Management

Successful Maintenance Programming

Irrigation Installation and Maintenance

Insect, Weed and Disease Control

Striping, Lining and Painting

Risk Management, Safety and Liability Issues

Budgeting for the “Long-run”

Contact: PHONE (732) 932-9271 M-F, 8am – 4:30pm; FAX (732) 932-8726; MAIL

Registration Desk, NJAES – OCPE, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 102 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901; or ONLINE–