Principles of Turfgrass Management
Whether you are new to the lawn care field or an
"old timer," this course will help you to
become a safer and a more efficient professional.
Your customers will notice improvements in service,
and you will get more satisfaction out of your work.
This course is designed and developed by the University
of Georgia Center for Continuing Education in association
with the Professional Lawn Care Association of America
(PLCAA). For more than 40 years, the Georgia Center
has specialized in helping adults meet their educational
needs. Working together, the Georgia Center and PLCAA
created a home study course that is accurate and easy
to use. Successful completion of this course will
lead you to being named a Certified Turfgrass Professional.
Turfgrass Field Day
Every two years the University of Georgia Griffin
Campus hosts the UGA Turfgrass Field Day. This is
a very popular event and traditionally drawing more
than 800 particapants.
The field day primarily attracts professionals from
the turfgrass industry - landscape professionals,
golf course superintendent’s, sod producers
and the like. But homeowners can garner useful information
at the turfgrass field day, too. Homeowners will come
away from the day overloaded with useful information.
Field days like this one are designed as educational
outreach efforts and this one focuses on improving
knowledge of turfgrass practices. Our goal is to educate
the public on how to manage their turfgrass, whether
it’s on a golf course, park or front lawn, while
positively impacting the environment.