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October 18, 2012 by Bruce Sandig

Desert Turf School registration open

Golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, school, municipal and recreational facilities managers, and Professional landscapers are invited to register for the Desert Turf School Jan. 7-11 at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office in Phoenix. Daily classes run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Desert Turf School provides a unique learning experience about desert turfgrass management. The distinctive arid climatic conditions of Southern Arizona afford an opportunity for instruction on warm and cool-season turfgrass management, saline and desert soils, and specialized irrigation practices. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for the desert turf school and may apply for GCSAA and other professional continuing education credits. Topics covered during the 1-week course include: Desert Turfgrass Species (warm and cool season); Overseeding and Transition; Desert Soils, Fertility, and Nutrition; Salinity Principles and Management; Irrigation Audits and Analyses; Disease, Insect, and Weed Management.

For more information or to register go to: turf.arizona.edu