Foundations of Turfgrass Management

Course Number: PLS X415


3 units

An overview of turfgrass management and related fields. The course provides technical training, and helps you identify areas for further study.  You will explore:

  • turfgrass varieties and applications
  • pest management
  • fertilizers
  • soils
  • irrigation
  • environmental protection
  • scientific aspects of turfgrass management

You will also develop an understanding of the responsibilities involved in managing a turf-related facility.  Designed for aspiring or current turfgrass managers.

Available Sections

Starting Apr 5


Starting Apr 5

Course Fees

$495 Early Bird Discount ends on Mar 30
$545 after Mar 30


Terry Vassey [ bio ]

close [x] Terry L. Vassey, Ph.D., Golf Course Superintendent, Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach, has done considerable research in agronomy, and plant and crop physiology at the University of Georgia, Iowa State University, and University of Missouri. Dr. Vassey has also taught a large number of college-level courses for University of Tennessee and California Polytechnic State University in subjects such as plant sciences, pesticides, horticulture, lawn, turfgrass and landscape management, plant pathology and propagation, plant breeding, weed biology, disease and pest control, sports field construction, and golf course management.


Apr 5 - Jun 7, 2018

Thurs. 6-9 p.m., Apr. 5-Jun. 7


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Section Notes:

Pending approval for 12.0 "Other" and 5.0  "Laws and Regulations" continuing education hours through the Department of Pesticide Regulation. The license categories are PCA, QAL and QAC.Special Refund Policy “B” applies.


"Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management"

ISBN: 978-1119204633


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