||This course introduces students to the management of golf course turfgrass and landscaping. Focus is on the ecology of turf, maintenance operations, irrigation and the equipment necessary for course care. Pest and weed control management, chemical handling and the environmental impact of golf are also discussed.
- Demonstrate knowledge and ability to determine the best turfgrasses for different golf courses, the physiology of turfgrasses, and environmental stress of turfgrasses.
- Demonstrate knowledge of best practices of soil management, the chemical properties of soil, the physical properties of soil, and soil organisms.
- Display knowledge of plant nutrition, turf fertilizer programs and calculations, and turf establishment.
- Display knowledge of water management and conservation, and irrigation water quality in turf management.
- Demonstrate knowledge and ability in the cultural practices of mowing, aerification, top dressing, overseeding, and managing putting speeds.
- Display knowledge of different types of turfgrasses and the environments in which they grow.
- Demonstrate knowledge of pest, disease, and weed control.
- Display knowledge of effective, safe, and legal use of pesticides and herbicides.
- Display knowledge of the best golf course environmental/green protection strategies.
- Demonstrate knowledge of safe and effective use of turfgrass equipment.
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