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Advanced Turf Solutions is offering FREE online courses with continuing education opportunities for pesticide applicators,  Certified Golf Course Superintendents and Certified Sports Field Managers.  

We have applied for continuing certification credits in the following states: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.  

Participants can earn state-level continuing certification credits and education points via STMA and GCSAA. To qualify for credits,  participants must watch the entire video and complete the course quiz by February 28th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  

Please visit our website at advancedturf.com/courses for more information. 

COURSE CATALOG:

30 Years as a Technical Representative: Superintendent Pain Points and Common Questions 

Description: Answers to the top agronomic questions asked by golf superintendents plus new chemistry and research data.

Instructor: Kyle Miller, Senior Technical Specialist at BASF 

Concentration: Golf Course Management 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Amino Acids 2021: Improve Efficiency and Performance of Fertilizer Programs for Golf and Sports Turf 

Description: Learn how amino acid technology optimizes the performance of fertilizer programs designed for golf and sports turf. 

Instructors: Curt Geron, Territory Manager at EnP Investments and John Gruneisen, Sales Manager at EnP Investments

Concentration: Golf Course Management, Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Amino Acids 2021: Improve Efficiency and Performance of Fertilizer Programs for Lawn Care 

Description: Learn how amino acid technology optimizes the performance of fertilizer programs designed for lawn care.

Instructors: Curt Geron, Territory Manager at EnP Investments and John Gruneisen, Sales Manager at EnP Investments

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Attracting the Right Employees—LCO Management Mini–Course 

Description: A business management mini–course for LCOs about recruiting, interviewing, and identifying the right candidates for your lawn care business. 

Instructor: Rick Grant, Sales Manager at Advanced Turf Solutions 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape 

This mini–course does not qualify for continuing certification credits for pesticide applicators. 

 

Benefits of Disease Control for Lawn Care Customers 

Description: Strategies for developing a disease control program using pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides.

Instructor: Kyle Miller, Senior Technical Specialist at BASF 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details.

 

Better Turf Health by Reducing Growth on Golf Courses 

Description: Reduce growth while improving turf health with plant growth regulators.

Instructor: Aaron Hathaway, Technical Services Manager at Nufarm 

Concentration: Golf Course Management 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details.

 

Calibration of Ride–On Spreaders and Sprayers 

Description: Learn the basics of calibration and maintenance of ride–on spreaders and sprayers.

Instructor: Kodi Quinlisk, Machine Demo Specialist at Steel Green Manufacturing 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape, Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Callback Cost—LCO Management Mini–Course 

Description: A business management mini–course for LCOs about the financial costs of callbacks and the impact they have on your company image. 

Instructor: Rick Grant, Sales Manager at Advanced Turf Solutions 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape 

This mini–course does not qualify for continuing certification credits for pesticide applicators. 

 

Creative Ways to Manage Moisture and Disease Pressure on Sports Fields Without the Use of Fungicides 

Description: Learn innovative methods to maintain desired moisture levels on sports fields while decreasing disease pressure and not using fungicides. 

Instructor: Bill Butler, Director of Operations at Turf Prep 

Concentration: Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Diseases in Cool Season Lawns 

Description: Identifying and treating the common diseases in cool season lawns. 

Instructor: Aaron Hathaway, Technical Services Manager at Nufarm 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Healthier Turfgrass Varieties for Golf Course Management 

Description: Strategies for reducing turf diseases and inputs with healthier turfgrass varieties. I

Instructor: Crystal Rose–Fricker, President at Pure Seed and company 

Concentration: Golf Course Management 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Healthier Turfgrass Varieties for Lawn Care and Sports Turf 

Description: Strategies for reducing turf diseases and inputs with healthier turfgrass varieties.

Instructor: Crystal Rose–Fricker, President at Pure Seed and company 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape, Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Improving Irrigation Efficiency and Soil Water Management for Golf Courses 

Description: Strategies to increase irrigation efficiency and soil water management on the golf course.

Instructor: Chip Houmes, District Manager at Precision Laboratories 

Concentration: Golf Course Management 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details.

 

Improving Irrigation Efficiency and Soil Water Management for Sports Turf 

Description: Strategies to increase irrigation efficiency and soil water management in sports turf.

Instructor: Chip Houmes, District Manager at Precision Laboratories 

Concentration: Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Improving Pesticide Performance for Golf Courses and Sports Fields 

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

Instructor: Chip Houmes, District Manager at Precision Laboratories 

Concentration: Golf Course Management, Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Improving Pesticide Performance for Lawn Care 

Description: Strategies to increase the effectiveness of lawn care pesticide applications. 

Instructor: Chip Houmes, District Manager at Precision Laboratories 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details.

 

Methods for Controlling Aquatic Weeds and Algae 

Description: Learn how to identify and control aquatic weeds and algae. 

Instructor: Chip Houmes, District Manager at Precision Laboratories 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape, Golf Course Management, Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Mosquito and Perimeter Pest Control 

Description: Strategies for an effective mosquito and perimeter pest control plan. 

Instructor: Brian Mount, Technical Service Manager at FMC 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape, Golf Course Management, Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Optimizing Your Weed Control Program 

Description: Creating an optimized weed control program through an understanding of weed and herbicide characteristics.

Instructor: Aaron Hathaway, Technical Services Manager at Nufarm 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape, Golf Course Management, Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Retaining Your Employees for Success—LCO Management Mini–Course 

Description: A business management mini–course for LCOs about employee retention. 

Instructor: Rick Grant, Sales Manager at Advanced Turf Solutions 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape 

This mini–course does not qualify for continuing certification credits for pesticide applicators. 

 

Selling Basics—LCO Management Mini–Course 

Description: A business management mini–course for LCOs about sales. 

Instructor: Rick Grant, Sales Manager at Advanced Turf Solutions 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape 

This mini–course does not qualify for continuing certification credits for pesticide applicators.

 

The Nuts and Bolts of Herbicides 

Description: A comprehensive look into herbicides for making safe applications while creating an effective weed control program. 

Instructor: Aaron Hathaway, Technical Services Manager at Nufarm 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape, Golf Course Management, Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Top 5 Ornamental Pests: Identification and Control 

Description: Understanding the biology and life cycles of common damage–causing insects and strategies for controlling them. 

Instructor: Nikki Hendrickson, Sales Representative at Advanced Turf Solutions 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Turfgrass Genetic Gain and its Effects on Modern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 

Description: Discover how the genetic advancements in the turfgrass industry have impacted pest management.

Instructor: Micah Gould, Market Development Manager at Barenbrug USA 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape, Golf Course Management, Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Understanding Cost—LCO Management Mini–Course 

Description: A business management mini–course for LCOs about understanding the true cost of overhead, labor, and product cost to build a profitable lawn care business. 

Instructor: Rick Grant, Sales Manager at Advanced Turf Solutions 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape 

This mini–course does not qualify for continuing certification credits for pesticide applicators. 

 

Weed Identification, Herbicide Classification, and Developing a Weed Management Program 

Description: Strategies for developing an effective weed management program through proper weed identification and the correct use of herbicides. 

Instructor: Dr. Tina Bond, Technical Service Manager at FMC 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape, Golf Course Management, Sports Turf 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details. 

 

Weed Management Practices in Ornamental Beds 

Description: Strategies for building an effective weed prevention program in landscape beds.

Instructor: Chester VandenBerg, Territory Manager at Corteva Agriscience 

Concentration: Lawn and Landscape 

Course has been approved for credits. Please see the course page online for more details.