Sports Turf Management and Maintenance Course

13.02.02-Desk On_Football_FieldSports Turf Management and Maintenance Course
April 29 to May 2, 2013, University of Guelph

The Sports Turf Association returns to the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) Annual Professional Development Program to present the Sports Turf Management and Maintenance Course April 29 to May 2, 2013 at the University of Guelph, ON.

The four‐day STA developed course will be instructed by Dr. Eric Lyons, Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science at the University of Guelph, home of the world class Guelph Turfgrass Institute. It has been designed to introduce the latest principles and techniques of managing and maintaining sports turf. The course will be of interest to those who manage or maintain sports turf, other turf areas, and those who wish to develop additional knowledge and skills in this sector. The course offers a range of options to deal with issues such as restricted pesticide use, restricted water use, and how best to manage with limited financial resources.

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Sports Turf Association Sheard Scholarship

12.07.02-STA.logoGuelph, ON – Sports Turf Association

The Sports Turf Association (STA) is now accepting applications for the 2013 Robert W. Sheard Scholarship. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2013.

The STA is dedicated to the promotion of better, safer sports turf through innovation, education and professional programs. In order to further this goal and to encourage, support and provide leadership to those considering a career in the sports turf industry the STA established a scholarship program in 1993. The STA Robert W. Sheard Scholarship in the amount of $1000 may be awarded annually and is intended to assist students with the cost of tuition, books and related expenses. The scholarship program is funded through STA membership fees.

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