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    MDA-approved organic turf training day Nov 30th

    Nov 30 2015 flyer v2
    Natural Turf Management Training for Lawn & Turf Professionals
    November 30, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
    Venue: Maryland Department of General Services, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore (L3 Conference Room)
    -MDA-approved to satisfy recertification training credits for applicators certified in turf
    -MDA-approved for 2 continuing education credits for certified professional fertilizer applicators
    Space is limited –register by Nov 16th
    Registration fee: $25 (coffee/tea & lunch included)
    To register: email mdpestnet@aol.com with name, contact info & affiliation
    -Payments: mail check to MPEN, 544 Epping Forest Road, Annapolis, MD 21401; or via your PayPal account at : mpnberlin@gmail.com
    Sponsored by Maryland Pesticide Education Network & Beyond Pesticides
    Led by Chip Osborne
    -40 yrs as a professional horticulturist & national turfgrass consultant/educator
    -NOFA-accredited land care professional
    -Chair, Marblehead, MA, Recreation & Parks Dept
    Topics to be covered…
    Introductions to the systems approach
    Overview & history of conventional & natural turf management
    Soil biology basics & soil testing
    Compost, topdressing & turfgrass ntrition
    Fertilizers & soil amandments
    Horticultural techniques & cultural practices
    Mowing, irrigation, cultivation
    Thatch management
    Seeding/overseeding & choosing the right grass
    Insects, weeds, disease & controls

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