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Green Keeping C (Turf Repair & Renovation) Course Online

Why study this Green Keeping C (Turf Repair & Renovation) course?

Interested in learning how to properly repair and renovate turfs? This online turf repair and renovation course covers exactly that and much more!

Learn to diagnose and treat problems efficiently on:

  • Golf and Bowling Greens, Playing Fields, Parks
  • Home lawns, Public Parks, Commercial sites

A course specifically designed for people working with turf such as green keepers, gardeners, managers of sports turf facilities.

Course Aims:

  • Compare the characteristics of different turfs with reference to hardiness, pest & disease resistance, tolerance to play, suitability for different applications, etc
  • Explain different turf problems (including; soil problems, pest & disease weed, environmental, etc)
  • Explain the effect of various adverse situations on the physiology of turf plants. Carry out turf consultancy, conducting site inspections and giving appropriate recommendations.
  • Develop solutions for the repair of damaged turf.
  • Identify the cause of deteriorating condition in a selected turf
  • Explain different repair techniques for control of problems identified.
  • Compare different solutions for the problem identified.
  • Develop turf renovation programs for different types of turf facilities
  • Compare renovation programs for different turf facilities
  • Identify when renovation becomes economically prudent for different facilities and lots more!

 

Lesson Structure

1. Understanding Turf Deterioration
  • Inspecting Deteriorated Turf
  • Using Checklists
  • Report Forms
  • The Effect of Traffic on Turf; wear and tear, soil compaction, environment, varieties, traffic control
  • Turf Quality
  • Factors affecting visual quality
  • Factors affecting functional quality
2. Repair and Renovation Equipment
  • Scope of Equipment
  • Machines that Penetrate the soil
  • Aerators; hollow tine, solid tine, drills, scoop tines
  • Air injectors
  • Slicing machines
  • Thatch Removal Scarifiers
  • Rakes
  • Sod Cutters
  • Planters
  • Sprayers
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Tractors; clutch, transmission, PTO, differential, etc
  • Tractor Safety
  • Calibrating Sprayers
3. Turf Cultivation Techniques
  • What is Cultivation
  • Soil Damage
  • Thatch Build Up
  • Salt or Toxin Accumulation
  • Impermeable Surfaces
  • Drainage and Aeration Management
  • Tree Roots competing with Turf
  • Coring
  • Spiking
  • Drilling
  • Grooving
  • Using Forks, Hoes, Rotary Hoes
4. Health Improvement Techniques
  • Minimizing Problems
  • Understanding what can go Wrong in Turf
  • Assessing Problems
  • Conducting an Inspection
  • Tell Tale Symptoms
  • Problems that are Difficult to Diagnose
  • Common Turf Pests and Dealing with them
  • Common Turf Diseases and Dealing with the,
  • Irrigation and Soils
  • Operation of Watering Systems
  • Sprinkler Spacing
  • Designing for Best Sprinkler Performance
  • Feeding Turf
5. Optimizing Turf Usage
  • Turf Use, type of use, quantity of use
  • Turf Friendly Footwear
  • Machinery Damage
  • Minimizing Damage
  • Preparing for Use
  • Rolling
6. Replacing Damaged Turf
  • Problems and Solutions
  • Turf Repair
  • Sportsgrounds
  • Turf Wickets
  • Planting Turf; topdressing, sprigging, sodding, plugging, stolonising, chitted seed
  • Ploughs, Cultivators, Scarifiers
  • Seeding
7. Renovation of Degraded Turf
  • Introduction
  • Golf Course Renovation, topdressing, changing pins and tees, feeding, soil ameliorants, greens and tees
  • Weed Control
  • Insect and Disease Control
  • Dealing with Snow Problems
8. Eradicating Turf Weeds
  • Where and Why Weeds are a Problem in Turf
  • Weeds in Seed Beds
  • Weeds in New or Established Turf
  • Where do Weeds Come From
  • General Weed Control
  • Ways to Control Weeds; suffocation, burning, cultivation, changing pH, biological control, chemicals
  • Weed Dispersal Mechanisms
  • Review of Common Turf Weeds
9. Treating Aeration and Drainage Problems
  • Soil compaction, what it is, solutions, etc.
  • Drainage
  • Improving surface drainage
  • Improving Water Infiltration
  • Sub Surface Drains; layout, outlets, gradients, depth of drain, laying the drain
  • Soil Degradation; erosion, Loss of soil fertility, Salinity, Soil acidification, Build up of dangerous chemicals.
10. Managing a Turf Nursery
  • Types of Turf Nursery
  • Growing a Sod Crop

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why study this Green Keeping C (Turf Repair & Renovation) course?

    Interested in learning how to properly repair and renovate turfs? This online turf repair and renovation course covers exactly that and much more!

    Learn to diagnose and treat problems efficiently on:

    • Golf and Bowling Greens, Playing Fields, Parks
    • Home lawns, Public Parks, Commercial sites

    A course specifically designed for people working with turf such as green keepers, gardeners, managers of sports turf facilities.

    Course Aims:

    • Compare the characteristics of different turfs with reference to hardiness, pest & disease resistance, tolerance to play, suitability for different applications, etc
    • Explain different turf problems (including; soil problems, pest & disease weed, environmental, etc)
    • Explain the effect of various adverse situations on the physiology of turf plants. Carry out turf consultancy, conducting site inspections and giving appropriate recommendations.
    • Develop solutions for the repair of damaged turf.
    • Identify the cause of deteriorating condition in a selected turf
    • Explain different repair techniques for control of problems identified.
    • Compare different solutions for the problem identified.
    • Develop turf renovation programs for different types of turf facilities
    • Compare renovation programs for different turf facilities
    • Identify when renovation becomes economically prudent for different facilities and lots more!

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Understanding Turf Deterioration
    • Inspecting Deteriorated Turf
    • Using Checklists
    • Report Forms
    • The Effect of Traffic on Turf; wear and tear, soil compaction, environment, varieties, traffic control
    • Turf Quality
    • Factors affecting visual quality
    • Factors affecting functional quality
    2. Repair and Renovation Equipment
    • Scope of Equipment
    • Machines that Penetrate the soil
    • Aerators; hollow tine, solid tine, drills, scoop tines
    • Air injectors
    • Slicing machines
    • Thatch Removal Scarifiers
    • Rakes
    • Sod Cutters
    • Planters
    • Sprayers
    • Tool Maintenance
    • Tractors; clutch, transmission, PTO, differential, etc
    • Tractor Safety
    • Calibrating Sprayers
    3. Turf Cultivation Techniques
    • What is Cultivation
    • Soil Damage
    • Thatch Build Up
    • Salt or Toxin Accumulation
    • Impermeable Surfaces
    • Drainage and Aeration Management
    • Tree Roots competing with Turf
    • Coring
    • Spiking
    • Drilling
    • Grooving
    • Using Forks, Hoes, Rotary Hoes
    4. Health Improvement Techniques
    • Minimizing Problems
    • Understanding what can go Wrong in Turf
    • Assessing Problems
    • Conducting an Inspection
    • Tell Tale Symptoms
    • Problems that are Difficult to Diagnose
    • Common Turf Pests and Dealing with them
    • Common Turf Diseases and Dealing with the,
    • Irrigation and Soils
    • Operation of Watering Systems
    • Sprinkler Spacing
    • Designing for Best Sprinkler Performance
    • Feeding Turf
    5. Optimizing Turf Usage
    • Turf Use, type of use, quantity of use
    • Turf Friendly Footwear
    • Machinery Damage
    • Minimizing Damage
    • Preparing for Use
    • Rolling
    6. Replacing Damaged Turf
    • Problems and Solutions
    • Turf Repair
    • Sportsgrounds
    • Turf Wickets
    • Planting Turf; topdressing, sprigging, sodding, plugging, stolonising, chitted seed
    • Ploughs, Cultivators, Scarifiers
    • Seeding
    7. Renovation of Degraded Turf
    • Introduction
    • Golf Course Renovation, topdressing, changing pins and tees, feeding, soil ameliorants, greens and tees
    • Weed Control
    • Insect and Disease Control
    • Dealing with Snow Problems
    8. Eradicating Turf Weeds
    • Where and Why Weeds are a Problem in Turf
    • Weeds in Seed Beds
    • Weeds in New or Established Turf
    • Where do Weeds Come From
    • General Weed Control
    • Ways to Control Weeds; suffocation, burning, cultivation, changing pH, biological control, chemicals
    • Weed Dispersal Mechanisms
    • Review of Common Turf Weeds
    9. Treating Aeration and Drainage Problems
    • Soil compaction, what it is, solutions, etc.
    • Drainage
    • Improving surface drainage
    • Improving Water Infiltration
    • Sub Surface Drains; layout, outlets, gradients, depth of drain, laying the drain
    • Soil Degradation; erosion, Loss of soil fertility, Salinity, Soil acidification, Build up of dangerous chemicals.
    10. Managing a Turf Nursery
    • Types of Turf Nursery
    • Growing a Sod Crop

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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