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Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Location: In-person only at Nine Mile Creek Discovery Point (12800 Gerard Dr, Eden Prairie)

Cost: Free

RSVP required: Eventbrite

This MPCA Turf grass Maintenance Certification Training is hosted by Nine Mile Creek Watershed District and Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District.

The summer turf grass maintenance training focuses on best management practices (BMPs) for lawn/turf care maintenance that can save you money while protecting our valued lakes and streams.

Registration closes Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 4pm.

Who should participate?

  • Private/public park
  • Cemetery, city and/or school grounds maintenance professionals
  • Property managers writing contracts
  • Turf care product distributors

Topics covered:

  • Environmental impacts of common turf BMPs to surface & groundwater
  • Life cycle of turf/weeds & appropriate control practices
  • Soil testing, fertilizer selection/application
  • Pesticide application tips
  • Equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Efficient & effective irrigation
  • Equipment calibration & improved mowing techniques
  • Legal issues
  • In-field reference materials

Take the test at the end of training to get certified and be listed on the MPCA Turfgrass training webpage. Certificates are sent to Minnesota participants only and are valid for 5 years.

Lunch will be provided during this 6 hour training .

Training questions? Contact the MPCA Smart Salting Training Program

Funding for these trainings is provided by Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District and MPCA Smart Salting Training Program through the Clean Water Fund.

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