Turf Management Boot Camp at NC State this week

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by jonthepain, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
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    Off to turf management boot camp at NC State. Oh boy! I've been looking forward to this for months.

    Two of my boys went to State, now I get to go.

    :)
     
  2. LiveGreenLawn

    LiveGreenLawn LawnSite Member
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    I live in Raleigh area. What is the turf boot camp??
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  3. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    Be tough, Jon. :waving:
     
  4. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 520

    NC State offers a "Certified Turfgrass Professional" certification. Today was great!

    Am learning a lot. It's awesome to be able to talk with professional turf managers and researchers.
     
  5. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    N.C. State has a fine reputation in horticulture ..............
    almost as good as THE Ohio State University. :)
     
  6. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
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    lol well put

    NC State, an original agricultural land grant university, indeed has a fine horticultural reputation, and especially their college of turfgrass management.

    Now my oldest and youngest sons would say that their college of engineering have the finest reputation, while my middle son would claim that the college of management at State takes that prize.

    personally, I would argue that a degree in Geography at Southern Oregon University trumps them all, however, I am slightly biased on that point, considering that both my wife and I earned that honor.

    ;D
     
  7. Green Feet Lawn

    Green Feet Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Sounds like one we have in NY. Cornell University does a Turfgrass Shortcourse with the NYS Turfgrass Association. 5 days 8 Am - 9 PM and covers soils, IPM, grass species, maintenance, etc. And a test to validate what you learned.
     
  8. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
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    Yes but with Cornell you also get Ivy

    tip o the hat :)

    (my dad went to Wharton)
     
  9. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wharton? Man you got the pedigree, Jon.
     
  10. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 520

    Unfortunately it skipped a generation. Mine. thanks, though.

    Dad was something. He was a codebreaker during WWII. Worked in that concrete bunker at Pearl.
     

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