GreenKeeper University

Explore GreenKeeper University

  • Navigate the GKU content management system.
  • Watch some GKU course excerpt videos.
  • Take an example quiz to earn your Certificate of Course Completion.
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Cutting Edge Seminar Series: 2023-24

  • Cutting Edge turfgrass research you can use.
  • Superintendent Solutions to share innovative ideas to common turf management problems.
  • Timely stories about topics within the turfgrass management industry.
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Introductory Turfgrass Science & Management Certificate

  • Introductory turf science and management certificate program.
  • 30+ hours of lectures offered by a dozen turf experts.
  • 100% self-paced content and simple quizzes.
30h
45
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Precision Turfgrass Management

  • Use of data and models to support decision making.
  • Technology to automate data collection and interpretation.
  • Precision application technology
12h
6
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Putting Green Management

  • This course content launches in January.
  • Putting green cultivation practices.
  • Hitting putting green performance goals.
6h
6
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Programming Plant Growth Regulator Applications

  • PGR classification and function
  • Predicting PGR response
  • Use of PGRs to obtain turf performance goals.
10h
11
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Causes and Management of Turf Stress

  • Understand how & why environmental stresses reduce turfgrass health.
  • Focuses on abiotic stresses including heat, cold, desiccation and light/shade stress.
  • Management practices to control plant stress described.
12h
10
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Integrated Pest Management in Turfgrass

  • Pest Identification and disease epidemiology
  • IPM strategies and resistance management
  • Principles of disease management
8h
2
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Responsible Pesticide Use

  • Integrated pest management implementation and documentation
  • Alternative pesticides and application scheduling
  • Reducing non-target injuries from pesticide applications
8h
5
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Essentials of Management and Communication

  • Course content launches later this winter.
  • Targeting messages to staff and stakeholders.
  • Influential leadership.
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Diseases of Cool-Season Turfgrasses

  • Turfgrass disease fundamentals
  • Control strategies for diseases of cool-season grasses.
  • Dollar spot, take-all patch, summer patch, Anthracnose, brown patch, Pythium, snow molds
12h
9
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Weed Identification and Control

  • Weed ecology, IPM and control
  • Herbicides and herbicide injury
  • Crabgrass, annual bluegrass, nutsedge, dandelions, white clover, and thistle
18h
5
45

Turf Soil Management

  • Fundamentals of soil science
  • Soil organic matter management
  • Soil physical properties & constructed root zones
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Turfgrass Fertilization

  • Nutrient requirements and cycling
  • Nitrogen fertilizers
  • Scheduling nitrogen fertilizer
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Understanding and Using Soil Testing

  • Fundamentals of soil chemistry and fertility.
  • Soil testing methodologies and interpretation methods (SLAN, MLSN, BCSR)
  • Nutrient management planning
6h
5
11

Turfgrass Irrigation

  • Soil water budgets and evapotranspiration
  • Irrigation quantity, water quality and water conservation practices
  • Use of wetting agents and other products to improve irrigation precision
6h
10
12

Turfgrass Drainage

  • The hydrologic cycle
  • Surface and subsurface drainage
  • Sand-based root zone construction and maintenance.
6h
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