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Turf management workshop offers tips to save money, time

Property managers, private maintenance companies, schools and parks departments are invited to attend a workshop on how to better manage turf grass to reduce costs, save time and keep lakes and rivers healthy.

The workshop will be 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive.

The workshop is co-presented by Fortin Consulting Inc., turfgrass experts and maintenance professionals. Certification offered for MPCA Level I Turfgrass Maintenance for attendees. Certified individuals will be listed on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's website.

Training topics include: Equipment calibration, selection and application of fertilizers, mowing techniques, pesticide application tips, environmental effects, best practices for turfgrass management, and legal issues and additional resources.

The workshop cost is $15 per person and includes a copy of "Turfgrass Maintenance with Reduced Environmental Impacts" manual, refreshments and lunch.

Mail registration form and $15 payment before Thursday, Sept. 20, to Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District, 322 Laurel St., Suite 22, Brainerd.

Contact Tasha Lauer at or 218-828-6197 for more information.