Join us in Rocky Mount for an educational workshop about the best practices for general turf maintenance, the benefits of creating a sustainable soil-building program, and a facility tour of some of Rocky Mount's great facilities. Pesticide Credit Hours and CEUs offered.
Rocky Mount Imperial Centre
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
8:30am – 2:00pm
Check in and registration begins at 8:30am
NCRPA Member Price: $ 35.00 per person - Lunch included
Non-Member Price: $ 45.00 per person - Lunch included
9:00am - 10:15am - Session One: General Turf Maintenance Overview and Practices
Presented by Don Caudle, Former Horticulture Superintendent, Edgecombe Community College
Don Caudle will discuss general turf maintenance and BMPs in regards to running a large-scale facility with a variety of fields, landscapes, and outdoor spaces. This session will highlight the maintenance practices used on-campus at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
10:30am - 11:45am - Session Two: What Do You Get For 5% - The Benefits of Developing a Sustainable Soil-Building Program
Presented by Gary Gittere, NC Composting Council
Rarely is there an opportunity to bring environmental and economic sustainability together than in the matching of organics recycling to the improvement in soil health. Agronomists and soil scientists have long-recognized the beneficial relationship between proper organic matter levels of 5% and improved soil health. Sports turf managers are now quantifying the economic benefits of compost use in sports turf applications. Studies now recognized how the loss of soil organic matter creates very significant economic and environmental impacts from irrigation to player safety to watershed protection. It is also widely recognized that there is an environmental and sustainability need to recycle organic waste. Through composting, these two important concerns are coming together with enormous promise.
11:45am - 12:45pm - Lunch
12:45pm - 2:00pm - Session Three: Rocky Mount Facilities Tour
Presented by Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation
Tour a variety of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation facilities including the Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences, Sports Complex, South Rocky Mount Community Center, Best Friend's Dog Park, Sunset Park Tennis Center, and City Lake
For more information about the workshop, contact NCRPA
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