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Course Description

A bright green gold course in a wooded area with a white golf cart in the forefront.

This course enables students to assess the internal environmental compliance level of their operating facility and helps identify areas for improvement. Several environmental issues facing golf course management are discussed including equipment wash areas and effluent disposal; pesticide storage; understanding the Canadian pesticide registration process and its influence on IPM; public relations, etc. Topics are looked at from a federal, provincial & municipal level.

Designed For

Golf course superintendents and employees wishing to gain a better understanding of environmental management issues affecting golf course maintenance.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify and implement criteria that will aid in creating an Environmental Management program (EMP) for a golf course;
  2. Define the criteria for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program and develop an IPM program for your property;
  3. Discuss the consequences of poor equipment wash, effluent disposal and spray tank mix practices and describe pesticide and fuel storage requirements;
  4. Define components of an Emergency Response Contingency Plan;
  5. Describe sources of irrigation including surface water, groundwater, municipal supply and treated sanitary water; and
  6. Describe water conservation management and operating practices and develop a water use schedule using sound agronomic and scientific validation.

Course Topics

  • Identify & implement criteria that will aid in creating an Environmental Management Program (EMP) for a golf course.
  • Define the criteria for an IPM program and develop an IPM program for your property
  • Discuss the consequences of poor equipment wash, effluent disposal and spray tank mix practices; explain how to modifying existing set-ups.
  • Describe pesticide and fuel storage requirements. Define components of an Emergency Response Contingency Plan.
  • Describe sources of irrigation including surface water, groundwater, municipal supply & treated sanitary water; Describe water conservation management and operating practices; develop a water use schedule using sound agronomic and scientific validation.
  • Identify environmental recognition and public relation opportunities.

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Discussion 10%
Assignments (3) 65%
Quiz 25%
Total 100%

Note:

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*Course details are subject to change.

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