Turfgrass Pest class at Purdue - $275!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KirbysLawn, Nov 14, 2000.

  1. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    Just got a flyer in the mail from Purdue University. It is for the "Turfgrass Pest Management Correspondence Course". It is a self study course with 10 chapters, the cost is $275 us, $30 postage for Canada, and $60 outside the US. The phone number to order information is 1-800-830-0269 or 765-494-2748.

    Looks like a comprehensive class from a very creditable university.

  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    Here is the outline:
  3. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sounds reasonable. Here in CT the supervisory course and test is $250 once a week class locally either north or south part of the state. Includes both turf and ornamental. Dont know what the applicator course costs but the super is a much better license to have.
  4. Years back I took a 3 day course in turfgrass management provided by the Monroe Cty.Penn State Co op Extension . It was one day a week for three weeks with lunch included everyday for $75.00 total and was taught by phds from State College.

  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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    Got mine in the mail today. I'll probably pass on it.
  6. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Got mine too, we must be on the same mailing list that was sold.
  7. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    I wanted to add a little here. I get brochures from Rutgers for the same thing. The 3day course would be beneficial but the traveling alone would kill me. Do what I do, see if your extension office has classes for this. It may not be 3 days but in one day I usually got up to date leaflets, Q+A with the Ag agent or guest speaker or both, and a few munchables. Attending these classes also gives you credits to maintain a pest. lic. This may run 15- 50.00 but I go for free since I took a master gardeners course 3 yrs ago.

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