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Sports turf maintenance webinar series

Instructed By: 

 Ken Pavely

New! Sports Turf Maintenance Webinar Series

The task of growing and maintaining high quality turf on sports fields is difficult (lack of tools, knowledge, budget, pesticide, overuse or misuse, etc.), especially given new restrictions, growing populations and changing weather patterns. This program has been thoughtfully designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage and maintain high-quality turf, as you head into 2021. Ken Pavely, a four decade veteran in the industry, provides current and timely information, principles and best practices, to assist staff in their responsibility to maintain outdoor sports facilities in an efficient and effective manner. This course will challenge participants engagement through situation, problem solving, and case study situations.

This course will cover:

  • Challenges, Issues & Trends

  • Benefits of Grass & Sports Turf

  • Soil Types, Functions & Drainage

  • Characteristics & Selection of Grasses

  • Fertilizers & Nutrient Management

  • Cultural & Maintenance Best Practices

  • Plant Health Care & Integrated Pest Management

  • Irrigation & Water Management

  • Overview of Common Sports Facilities

  • Weather & Outdoor Sports

  • Risk Management

  • Equipment Maintenance

    This course is worth 1 credits towards your Parks Practitioner Designation.

    OPA MEMBER BONUS: 

    Included for OPA members, is Ken’s follow up to provide one-on- one time, providing email or phone consulting for your turf related issues.

    Here's what people say about this course: 

    • "Great course. Loved the online option."

    Upcoming events

      • 23 Mar 2021
      • 9:00 AM (EDT)
      • 24 Mar 2021
      • 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • Online - Google Meet
      • 14
      Register

      Ken Pavely is our sports turf expert, with 4 decades of experience in the industry, and will be leading this workshop online. Sports turf, like soccer fields, golf courses and baseball diamonds, are difficult to maintain, especially with new standards, growing populations and changing weather patterns to consider heading into 2021. This course is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to keep them in excellent condition.


      This course will cover: 

      • Challenges, Issues & Trends

      • Benefits of Grass & Sports Turf

      • Soil Types, Functions & Drainage

      • Characteristics & Selection of Grasses

      • Fertilizers & Nutrient Management

      • Cultural & Maintenance Best Practices

      • Plant Health Care & Integrated Pest Management

      • Irrigation & Water Management

      • Overview of Common Sports Facilities

      • Weather & Outdoor Sports

      • Risk Management

      • Equipment Maintenance


      OPA is excited to offer this course online, as a 2 day webinar series! Day 1 will run from 9:00am-12:00pm, and Day 2 will run from 9:00am-12:30pm, allowing 30 minutes at the end of the workshop for you to complete a 30 minute test.


      DATE: March 23 and 24, 2021

      Day 1 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

      Day 2 - 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM to allow for a 30 minute test at the end of the course.

      LOCATION: Online - Google Meet


      COURSE COST

      OPA Member: $255.00

      OPA Potential Member: $356.00


      Special bonus for OPA members:

      Included for OPA members, is Ken’s follow up to provide one-on-one time providing email or phone consulting for your turf related issues.


      This course counts as 1 credit towards the Parks Practitioner Designation.


      Register above online. An invoice will be sent to you within 24hrs of registering. Payment can be made online through the invoice you will receive or via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association).

      Click here to read our registration policies.

    For more information on hosting or attending, please send an email referencing the course title to training@ontarioparksassociation.ca
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