This course will cover an introduction to identifying major turfgrass insect pests and weeds found on golf courses, home lawns and sports fields in the Pacific Northwest. The six week course will be a close look at environmental conditions, susceptible turfgrass species and integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. It will also cover how to suppress insects and weeds using pesticides
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
This course is part of the Turfgrass Management Program that includes the following component courses:
Please note: This course is designed for those working in northern climates such as Oregon and Washington, Europe, Scandinavia and parts of Canada. By focusing on these climates, you'll gain detailed information you can apply to your own park, field or lawn.
|Course Title||Course Hours||GCSAA Class A Credits|
|Introduction to Turfgrass Management||30||3|
|Introduction to Golf Course Management||36||3.6|
|Pesticide Applicator Education and Safety||18||1.8|
|Irrigation and Drainage||21||2.1|
|Cool-Season Turfgrass Diseases and Suppression Using Fungicides||30||3|
|Turfgrass Insects and Weed Management||36||3.6|
Emily Braithwaite is a Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University, with research focusing primarily on managing turfgrass diseases.