TURF 230: Turfgrass Pesticides

1 credit course. Offered Spring and Summer. Covers chemical toxicity, formulations, environmental fate, labels, MSDS, calibration, IPM, safety, handling, storage, and Pennsylvania certification and regulations.

TURF 235: The Turfgrass

3 credit course. Offered Spring and Fall. Characterization of the primary plant species used for sports, lawn and utility turf; includes turfgrass morphology, environmental adaptation, and cultural requirements.

TURF 238: Turf and Ornamental Weed Control

3 credit course. Offered Spring and Summer. Introduces the development of integrated weed management strategies utilizing a variety of cultural and chemical methods.

TURF 307: Golf Course Irrigation and Drainage

3 credit course. Offered Spring. This is a course developed to instruct students, interested in working in the turfgrass management profession. Note: PLANT 217 may not be substituted for TURF 307 for prescribed course credit. The majority of the course is devoted to irrigation topics with a strong concentration on turfgrass irrigation applications, while the remainder concerns surface and subsurface drainage. The course covers the following topics: The influence of weather on irrigation management; sprinkler characteristics, selection; management of piping and control systems; maximizing irrigation efficiency by using turfgrass evapotranspiration, soil characteristics, and expectations of venue; fundamental hydraulics, irrigation layout and piping sizing; pump characteristics and system winterization; surface and subsurface drainage systems. The course also includes short field trips to various local industry-related facilities for educational evaluation.

TURF 425: Turfgrass Cultural Systems

3 credit course. Offered Spring. A study of turfgrass maintenance practices and how their interrelationships can be utilized to develop management systems. Students will integrate different turfgrass maintenance practices into sound management strategies that lead to the production of high-quality turfgrass areas.

TURF 434: Turfgrass Edaphology

3 credit course. Offered Spring and Summer. Students will learn to interpret soil physical results using the United States Golf Associated specifications for greens construction, evaluate and manipulate the physical properties of a soil in order to provide a quality turfgrass stand under varying conditions, and more.

TURF 435: Turfgrass Nutrition

4 credit course. Offered Spring. A study in the nutrition and growth of turfgrass plants, emphasizing constructed and mineral soil fertility, nutrient uptake and function, and fertilizer use efficiency.

TURF 850: Turfgrass Physiology

3 credit course. Offered Spring (even years). Lectures, reading assignments, and problems designed to develop student competency in plant physiology as it relates to turfgrass management strategies.

VBSC 101: Careers in Veterinary Medicine and the Allied Professions

1 credit course. Offered Spring. Exploring career pathways in veterinary medicine and the allied health industry.

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