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Golf turf field day at Bethpage August 18

Bethpage Golf Course Field Day
August 18, 4:00-7:00pm
Bethpage State Park

Reduced Chemical Golf Course Management

Drs. Frank Rossi and Jennifer Grant, along with Golf Course Superintendents Andy Wilson and Kathie Wegman, will lead a tour and discuss their eleven years of applied research on reduced pesticide and fertilizer use.

Tour the Green Course at Bethpage State Park where conventional, IPM, and reduced-risk tactics for putting greens management are subject to an average 50,000 rounds of play per year.

Also discuss and see reduced-chemical tee, fairway and rough management; what happens without pre-emergent crabgrass applications or broadleaf herbicides; and the use of reduced risk and alternative pest management practices and products.

  • Registration is $25. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required to guarantee a place.
  • Free registration may be available for non-profit organizations, contact Jennifer Grant, 315-787-2209
  • 2.5 DEC pesticide applicator recertification credits will be available in categories 3a, 3b, 10, & 25
  • Copies of the manual Reducing Chemical Use on Golf Course Turf: Redefining IPM can also be ordered for $25 each.

More information, registration and directions.

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