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
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
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).
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