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Turfgrass workshop planned in June

Turfgrass maintenance with reduced environmental impacts workshop offered

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering a workshop on turfgrass maintenance with reduced environmental impacts from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 in the Crow Wing County Land Services Building, 322 Laurel St., in Brainerd, Registration is at 8 a.m.

This course is intended for property managers, private maintenance companies, schools, and park departments. This 6.5 hour training offers insight and best practices for managing turfgrass which will help you save money, time, and the environment. Workshop topics include: equipment calibration, selection and application of fertilizers, mowing techniques, pesticide application tips, best practices for turfgrass management, legal issues and additional resources as well as how turfgrass management affects local lakes and rivers.

Funding for this workshop are made possible through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 319 Funds through the Clean Water Act administered by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and partnerships with Fortin Consulting plus the University of Minnesota Extension office in Fergus Falls.

Workshop fee is $10 and will include a copy of Turfgrass Maintenance with Reduced Environmental Impacts Manual, refreshment and lunch.

For more information, contact Jackie Froemming, Extension educator, University of Minnesota Extension, Crow Wing County, 322 Laurel St., Suite 22, Brainerd, MN, 56401, call 824-1068 or email

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