Roadside turfgrass installation and management
Self-guided online course
Eric Watkins, University of Minnesota Extension
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- 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
- Fertilizing of roadsides
- Weed control for roadsides
- Diagnosing and managing problems
Registration is ongoing.
Professional development credits
- Participants who complete the entire course will receive 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
- One CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education program.
- A CEU certificate will be automatically generated upon successful completion of the course.
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.”