The MSU Turf School is a 4-day program that teaches the basics of turfgrass science, as well as the practical techniques of managing turfgrass. This year’s school will be held Dec. 12-15, 2022, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University.
The school will be “team taught” by MSU turfgrass faculty and staff. The program covers a wide range of turfgrass management topics including basic soils and soil management, turfgrass species identification, selection and physiology, turf establishment and renovation, fertilization, proper pesticide use, and environmental stewardship. A significant portion of the school is dedicated to weed, insect, and disease identification and management. The pest management section is delivered in lecture and laboratory settings with hands-on learning emphasized. The strength of the school lies within the depth of the turfgrass faculty at MSU. This will provide an excellent opportunity for one-on-one interaction between participants and the MSU turfgrass faculty. This is your chance to get to know the MSU Turf Team.
Anyone looking to add to their turf knowledge should attend. The school starts with the turf basics and expands from there throughout the week. Past attendees include golf course employees without formal training, lawn care company employees, turfgrass equipment technicians, industry sales representatives, and school employees responsible for grounds and athletic fields.
Topics include: turfgrass species and cultivars including a hands-on identification lab, establishment and renovation, nutrition and fertilizers, weed, insect, and disease management including hands-on identification labs, turfgrass soils, cultivation, compaction.
This year’s school will be held Dec. 12-15, 2022, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University. The school begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, and concludes at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. Lodging arrangements can be made with the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center either online at www.kelloggcenter.com or by calling 1-800-875-5090. Reference the group code 2212MSUTUR to secure the room rate of $123/night for either single or double occupancy.
Need some MDARD credits or GCSAA CEU points? Turf school is the place to clean up. Credits have been applied for and are pending. In the past, Turf School was awarded 32 MDARD pesticide recertification credits available in categories Commercial Core, Private Core, 3A, and 6.
Cost for the school is $700.00 and includes all class materials and lunches at the MSU Brody Complex Monday-Thursday. Registration is limited to the first 100, so reserve your spot now. If you cancel after Dec. 6 without a replacement, you will be charged $100 cancellation fee.