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Hillfield Strathallan College 
299 Fennell Avenue West
Hamilton, ON L9C 1G3

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Anne Baliva 
Sports Turf Canada 

Sports Turf Management and Maintenance Course - Hamilton 

This course is designed to introduce the latest principles and techniques of managing and maintaining natural sports turf. The course will be of interest to those who manage or maintain sports turf, other turf areas, and those who wish to develop additional knowledge and skills in this important field.

Topics Include:

  • Turf species and their uses, characteristics and benefits, emphasizing the latest and best varieties for particular uses
  • Soils as a growth medium for turfgrass including soil fertility, soil water movement and management of soils for better athletic field performance
  • Cultural practices which enhance and promote good turf and improved playing conditions
  • Water management including sub-surface and surface drainage systems, irrigation practices and systems and the efficient use of water and weather information for managing improvements under water restrictions
  • An overview of the identification, monitoring and control of weeds, insects, and diseases in sports turf
  • Integrated pest management (IPM) programs to recognize and monitor infestations of weeds, insects, and diseases, to identify thresholds, to reduce pesticide use, and to utilize biological and cultural methods to control/reduce infestations
  • Renovations and restoration methods for poorly performing fields and best practices which promote good conditions and improved maintenance practices
  • Sports field construction including proper design, layout, orientation and the hidden aspects for good turf

The course is two and a half (2.5) consecutive days in length.

The course includes an examination on the last day of class. Registrants are required to attend 100% of the class in order to write the exam and must achieve a minimum passing grade of 60% to be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the examination or attendance policy, please contact Sports Turf Canada.  Support is provided for those with learning challenges.

A complete refund, less a $50 administration fee, will be issued provided notification of cancellation is received by the Sports Turf Canada office no later than April 1, 2019. Those who register but do not attend will not receive a refund. If you are unable to attend, you may send a colleague in your place, provided written notification is forwarded in advance. Registrants will receive a full refund should the course be cancelled. In the event of an NSF cheque, a $45 administration service charge will be applied to the registration fee. We reserve the right to cancel any course. In the event of cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances, any costs incurred by registrants will not be covered by Sports Turf Canada

Registrants are responsible for their own meals and accommodation as required.

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