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Improving Pesticide Performance for Golf Courses and Sports Fields

Strategies to increase the effectiveness of golf course and sports turf pesticide applications.

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Course Summary:

This course will help you develop the skills to increase the effectiveness of pesticide applications for golf course and sports turf management. The discussion will begin with tank mix compatibility and how to address pH and bicarbonate levels in the spray tank. Further topics include improving spray coverage and rainfastness, increasing spray retention on foliar applications, the proper watering of soil applications, and reducing spray drift strategies to improve pesticide performance.

About the Instructor:

Chip Houmes is the District Manager for Precision Laboratories, providing technical support for 17 states in the Midwest. Chip has 38 years of experience in turf and agriculture chemicals, and he has given over 300 presentations on pesticides, weeds, insects, disease, plant growth regulators (PGRs), and fertility. Chip received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Illinois and currently resides on his operating family farm where he also grew up.

GCSAA Education Points:

This course has been approved for the following GCSAA education points:
To qualify for 0.50 education points, participants must complete at least 5 of the online courses that have been approved by GCSAA.

An approval code will be revealed after you complete the video. You must submit the approval code to GCSAA and use February 1 as the event date. You can record your attendance by using the online Education Point Affidavit in the Submit Points area of By using the online affidavit, your education points will automatically populate your educational history. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can call GCSAA at (800) 472-7878 and submit the code by phone.


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