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Michigan LCO's - Turfgrass school

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grassmechanic, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Dec 8-12 at MSU. Intensive, hands-on, 5 day course taught by MSU tufrgrass staff. Includes a wide range of turfgrass management topics to include: basic soils and soil management, turfgrass species identification, selection and physiology, turf establishment and renovation, fertilization, proper pesticide usage, and sprayer calibration. A significant portion of this course is dedicated to weed, insect, and disease indentification and management. Cost of the program is $775 with a $50 deposit by Nov. 28 to confirm your registration. Classes start at 8am and end at 9pm. Call Greg Lyman at 517-355-0860 for more info.


    If you want to greatly increase your turf knowledge, these classes are for you! MSU professors are some of the best in the country and the knowledge they will share with you is well worth the expense. If you want stay ahead of your competition, these mini schools are a great way to learn a lot of info in a short amount of time.
  2. Southpaw

    Southpaw LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 88

    That sounds like a great idea. It would sure beat the hell out of the small engine repair class I took at the local community college. My teacher (not professor) could hardly spell his own name. That MSU class may sound like a lot of money in tuition fees, but think of the wealth of knowledge you could gain from such a quick seminar!!
  3. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    But to commit almost $800 during what could be snow season, I just can not do it. :(
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    MSU is great, but for 800 bucks, I'll stick to my private instructor here in my hometown.
  5. LawnCrafters

    LawnCrafters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    Sounds like a great class, but I would be worried that it might snow.
  6. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Ya, 800 isnt in the budget right now:(
  7. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Where else can you getting almost 50 hours of university instruction for $775? From the knowledge you'll gain from this seminar, you'll reap 10 times the tuition cost.
  8. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    Thanks for the heads up Grassmechanic. I was considering a course through the PLCAA but, I prefer the face to face training and that course through MSU sounds great. Isnt education a tax write off for business?
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    $800 is too high for me
  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697


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