Turf school coming to Santee

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service will be host for a turf school on March 10 in Santee at Lonestar BBQ & Mercantile.

The turf school is a one-day course focusing on the technical challenges of maintaining high-quality turfgrass. The program is being conducted by Clemson scientists specifically for professionals who work in a variety of turfgrass environments. If you manage grounds, lawns, recreational parks, sports fields, or for sod production, this workshop is for you. The following topics will be covered:

* Carrier Water Quality Influences Pesticide Efficacy

* Management of Turfgrass Insects

* Disease Management in Lawns

* Turfgrass Fertilizers & Management

* Successful Lawn Weed Management Strategies

The cost for the program is $50, which includes lunch. Preregistration is required. Pesticide recertification credits will be awarded for South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with presentations lasting until 3 p.m. This same program is also being held in Charleston on March 8 and Spartanburg on March 9. For more information or to register, contact the Orangeburg County Clemson Extension Office at 803-534-6280.

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