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Roadside turfgrass installation and management

Event information

Location

Self-guided online course

Contact

Eric Watkins, University of Minnesota Extension
ewatkins@umn.edu or 612-624-7496

This course is for contractors, maintenance operators and engineers, and provides lessons on salt-tolerant turfgrasses and low-input turfgrass management. The program is essential for contractors looking to establish salt-tolerant roadside grasses, applicable to any northern U.S. climate.

This self-paced training is offered via the course management system, Canvas. Students are required to complete the course within one year of their registration. It takes approximately 30 hours to complete the course.

Course topics

  • Roadside vegetation management in Minnesota
  • Turfgrass selection for roadsides in the Northern US 
  • Soil preparation for roadsides
  • Seeding roadsides
  • Sodding roadsides
  • Mowing principles and practices
  • Irrigation 
  • Fertilizing of roadsides
  • Weed control for roadsides
  • Diagnosing and managing problems

Cost

$175

Registration

Registration is ongoing.

Professional development credits

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Course sponsors

This course was developed by University of Minnesota Extension with financial support from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Local Road Research Board under project title, “Expanding the Success of Salt-Tolerant Roadside Turfgrasses through Innovation and Education.”

 

Upcoming events

Sep
23
10 - 11 a.m.
Webinar
Sep
29
Dec
12
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center
Dec
13
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center
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