Turfgrass management is a great skill for anyone interested in maintaining a lawn or more. Whether you work for a lawn care company, manage an athletic field, landscape at a city park, work at a golf course or just want the best lawn on your block, our turfgrass management course can help you succeed.
This program is also great for anyone interested in a profession that deals with lawn care. If you work for a hardware or lawn care store and field customer questions or consult with landscape architects, this course will give you the language, knowledge and skills needed to succeed.
This six week online course will help you master turfgrass management essentials. At the end, you will be able to:
You will also build a basic understanding of turfgrass ecology as well as the various turfgrass weeds, insects and diseases.
This program is designed and led by Oregon State University experts in turfgrass management with experience and connections throughout the industry. From golf courses in Europe to Disney theme parks and more, our instructors bring a wide range of knowledge into the classroom. You will benefit from their experience through weekly video lectures and discussion boards.
For your final project, you will develop your own lawn care maintenance report. You will receive valuable feedback and guidance on this report that can help you continue to succeed after the course ends.
This course is part of the Turfgrass Management Program that includes the following three 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.
Dr. Clint Mattox graduated from Purdue University with a turfgrass science degree in 2000 and has been involved in the turfgrass industry since that time. From 2000 until 2012, Clint worked overseas, primarily in Europe, where he was an assistant superintendent in Berlin, head greenkeeper at Paris Disneyland, and finally grow-in and maintenance superintendent at the Arnold Palmer designed Vignoly golf course near Paris. In 2013, he began graduate studies at Oregon State University focusing on managing turfgrass diseases in the absence of fungicides. He finished a doctorate degree in March 2020, majoring in Horticulture with a minor in Botany and Plant Pathology where he focused on managing the turfgrass disease Microdochium patch in the Pacific Northwest using alternatives to traditional fungicides.