Turf management workshop set Sept. 24
BAXTER—Property managers, private maintenance companies, schools and parks departments are invited to attend a workshop on how to better manage turf grass that will reduce costs, save time and keep area lakes and rivers healthy.
The workshop will be 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24, at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter.
The workshop is co-presented by Fortin Consulting Inc., turfgrass experts, and maintenance professionals. Certification offered for Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Level I Turfgrass Maintenance for attendees. Certified individuals will be listed on the MPCA's website.
Training topics include:
• Equipment calibration,
• Selection and application of fertilizers,
• Mowing techniques,
• Pesticide application tips,
• Environmental effects,
• Best practices for turfgrass management, and
• Legal issues and additional resources
Workshop cost is $15 per person and includes a copy of Turfgrass Maintenance with Reduced Environmental Impacts manual, refreshments and lunch.
Funding for these workshops is provided by MPCA through a grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Fund and Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District.
Registration deadline is Sept. 20. Mail the registration form and $15 payment to: Crow Wing SWCD, 322 Laurel St., Suite 22, Brainerd, MN 56401.
Contact Tasha Lauer via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 218-828-6197.
Payment will also be taken the day of the workshop. The organizations ask participants to register before, so they can get a count for lunch.