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Turf Management Courses

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TUR 101: Concepts of Turf Management

(1.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides an introduction to turf grass identification, cultivation and maintenance. The course covers basic insect and disease problems, renovation procedures and pest control methods. Hours: 15 lecture. Usually offered in the fall.
TUR 105: Diseases and Pests of Ornamental Plants

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides an overview of diseases and pests of ornamental plants. Topics include insect classification, biotic plant diseases, plant anatomy, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and basic horticulture. Hours: 20 lecture and 10 laboratory. Materials fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall.
TUR 120: Turf Grass Pesticide Use and Safety

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the detection and prevention of turf grass pests, with an emphasis on methods of control or eradication. Topics include weed, insect, disease and nematode identification. Students explore the use of pesticides, application procedures and costs associated with control programs. Hours: 20 lecture and 10 laboratory. Materials fee: $15. Usually offered in the fall.
TUR 125: Turf and Landscape Irrigation

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides an introduction to basic irrigation and drainage principles and the uses of irrigation and irrigation system design for landscape care. Students explore basic hydraulic concepts, and irrigation needs and frequencies. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the spring.
TUR 130: Landscape Construction and Management

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course provides students with the site preparation and modification skills needed for landscape construction. Emphasis is placed on soil evaluation and landscape planting. Also covered are fertility practices, drainage problems, the use and limitations of soil amendments, methods of selecting healthy plant material, and chemical and nonchemical methods of weed control. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the spring.
TUR 140: Turf Grass Equipment Management

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the equipment used in installing and maintaining turf grass and the adjoining landscaping. Students learn how to use and maintain turf grass equipment. Hours: 26 lecture and 26 laboratory. Materials fee: $15. Usually offered in the spring.
TUR 260: Turf Management Field Experience

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
In order to obtain an actual training experience, the student secures or is placed in an approved position relevant to his or her area of emphasis. The student is required to develop, in cooperation with the instructor and field supervisor, a learning contract for the field experience. Supervision and grading of the training experience are provided by both the instructor and the field supervisor. Hours: 100 as an intern. Prerequisites: SDV 101 and permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
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