EVL168 - Turf Maintenance

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Last revision date Aug 9, 2019 11:14:49 PM
Last review date Aug 9, 2019 11:14:49 PM

Subject Title
Turf Maintenance

Subject Description
Turfs are important in human activities from a functional, recreational and aesthetic standpoint. The value of turfgrass industry in Ontario is estimated over $200 million. With the anticipated continued expansion in population and urban development plus increased leisure time available for outdoor recreational activities, the value and importance of the turfgrass industry will continue to grow. With the new Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act the turf care industry has had to eliminate the use of herbicides and pesticides that have been used in the past. In this course we examine the concept of sustainable turf and how to achieve healthy lawns while still protecting the environment.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Environmental Landscape Management diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

A. General Learning Objectives
The course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge concerning the turfgrass growth, species selection, establishment and cultural requirements. Only through a sound understanding of these characteristics can the appropriate turfgrass areas be adequately maintained for recreational, functional and aesthetic purposes. We will stress the concept of sustainable turf as discussed in the course text.

B. Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the concept of sustainable turf
2. Display and understanding of the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach to turf care
3. Demonstrate the importance of solid in turf growth
4. Display knowledge of fertilization methods
5. Explain the various turf varieties commonly used in landscaping
6. Discuss turf establishment and maintenance
7. Provide an overview of common pests of turf in Ontario

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