OC Fair and Event Center 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States (714) 708-1500 www.ocfair.com
February 4, 2020
8 AM to 4 PM
About the event:
This is a one-day course, from 8 am to 4 pm. Free Continental breakfast and lunch. 6 CDPR continuing education hours (pending).
The premise of the course is that a healthy organically maintained lawn is more resilient, more drought-tolerant and more resistant to pest infestations than chemically maintained lawns. Chip Osborne will discuss in detail how to measure, develop and maintain healthy soil biology, how to maintain proper fertilization levels for optimum growth and plant health, how cultural practices should be altered for organic turf, and how to address specific pest problems without traditional chemical pesticides.
Who is this event for? Landscapers, Lawn Maintenance Professionals, Landscape Designers, Landscape Architects, HOAs, Municipal Employees and Officials, & Grounds Keepers. Homeowners are welcome too!
Course Outline 8:00 – 8:30 Registration 8:30 – 9:15 Introduction to the Systems Approach, Overview and History of Conventional and Natural Turf Management 9:15 – 10:15 Soil Biology Basics, Compost and Topdressing 10:15 – 10:30 Break 10:30 – 12:00 Growing Turf Naturally – Turfgrass Nutrition, Fertilizers, Soil Amendments, The Importance of Soil Testing 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 2:00 Amended Cultural Practices for Natural Turf, Mowing, Irrigation, Cultivation, Thatch Management, Seeding/Overseeding 2:00 – 2:30 IPM, Use of allowed pesticides 2:30 – 2:45 Break 2:45 – 4:00 Addressing Pests with Cultural Practices and Allowed Materials, Weed and Insect pest descriptions and control 4:00 – 4:30 Q & A – Wrap up