November 2, 2015 – Fertilizer Strategies Workshop OSU Green Industry Short Course during OTF Conference & Show held Thursday, December 10th 9:00 – 12:00; 1:00 – 4:00 hosted by Brad Jakubowski, Doane College. Course will cover characteristics and p performance of old and new age turfgrass fertilizers, best programming strategies for maximum efficiency and use, pest management relationships and cost perspectives.
Getting the most out of a turf manager’s fertilizer budget is the goal for this seminar.
Attendees will learn the factors that affect how nutrients are released from a variety of carriers, how long it is available after application, and the physical properties of a fertilizer which help turf managers make informed decisions when purchasing and applying fertilizers. Attendees will evaluate the qualities of various fertilizers during the workshop and make buying decisions based on their evaluations.
Attendees will come away from this seminar able to ask specific questions about nutrient release, fertilizer size, particle distribution and uniformity, and particle flight. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their soil tests and fertilizer information to develop a working fertilizer program for the upcoming season.