March 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Dakota County Western Service Center Rm. 106
14955 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Paula Liepold
MPCA Turfgrass Maintenance Certification Training @ Dakota County Western Service Center Rm. 106 | Apple Valley | Minnesota | United States

MPCA Turfgrass Maintenance Certification Training

Attend this workshop to learn best practices for lawn/turf maintenance with reduced environmental impacts. The practices taught will save you money and time and protect our water. Take the test to become Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Level 1 certified in turfgrass maintenance best practices. Participants will receive a Turfgrass Maintenance Manual.

Who should attend?

  • Private maintenance companies
  • Property managers
  • Employees maintaining park, cemetery, city or school grounds

Training topics include:

  • How turf management affects surface & groundwater
  • Equipment calibration & maintenance
  • Life cycle of turf & weeds & how it affects maintenance
  • Efficient & effective irrigation
  • Soil testing, fertilizer selection and application
  • Mowing techniques
  • Pesticide application tips
  • Best practices for turf management
  • Weed control practices
  • In-field reference materials, such as turf care matrix

Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. March 22. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/526531689457 or call 952-891-7000. Morning coffee and refreshments and lunch provided.

Funding by Dakota County and the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization as well as the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency with Clean Water Funds.