My Best Feature is Tees

Aaron J. Patton, Ph.D.

This webcast series on management of golf course features starts on the tees with Aaron Patton, Ph.D., who reports on tee maintenance with specific attention on how to help encourage recovery from divots. Fertilization, irrigation, PGR use, topdressing, mowing, and weed control will also be discussed in this 90-minute event. Species and cultivar selection for tees can influence both divot resistance and divot recovery. A review of how to help using specialized divot mixes for various species is included. This interactive session will provide ideas for tee maintenance and an opportunity for you to share your creative tee maintenance practices with your peers.

Original presentation date: Sept. 26, 2013

About the instructor


Aaron Patton PhDAaron J. Patton, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of agronomy at Purdue University, where he serves as turfgrass extension specialist. He earned his master's degree and doctorate at Purdue University, and his bachelor's degree at Iowa State University. He has conducted research on herbicide safety and management practices that affect both warm-season and cool-season grasses. He works in concert with extension, research and teaching faculty to provide leadership and support to the Indiana turfgrass industry. Patton has taught several webcasts for GCSAA and will be teaching multiple seminars at the 2014 GCSAA Education Conference in Orlando.


Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $60
Chapter price: $100
Education points: 0.2

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IPM Council of Canada credits
BC Pesticide Applicator points
Alberta Pesticide Applicator credits

This webcast has been approved for continuing education credits (CECs) as part of the IPM Accreditation Program administered by the IPM Council of Canada, as well as the Pesticide Re-Certification program administered by the Western Canada Turfgrass Association in cooperation with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment and the Recertification for Pesticide Applicators in Alberta.
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