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The University of Arizona

PLS 270: Golf and Sports Turf Management



Plant Science Class 270

A three (3) credit class in turfgrass management for both degree and non-degree seeking professional students.


The course is offered every other spring semester (last held 2013) and

is every Friday afternoon from 1-5 PM at the UA Karsten Turf Research Center
2201 East Roger Rd. Tucson, AZ 85719

Anticipated Class Outline:

  1. On-site Registration, plant and seed ID.
  2. Putting green construction
  3. (Quiz 1) Putting green management
  4. Tee construction / Maintenance
  5. (Quiz 2) Fairway Construction / Maintenance
  6. (TEST 1) (Bunkers and Roughs
  7. Weed control in sports turf
  8. Overseeding Sports Turf
  9. (Test 2) Cultivation techniques and specialized equipment
  10. Baseball/softball and track maintenance.
  11. Football and soccer field maintenance
  12. (Quiz 3) Sprayer / spreader calibration
  13. (TEST 3) Automated Irrigation systems.
  14. Water quality test and interpretation.
  15. Soil and turf tissue quality tests and interpretation.

Registration and Additional Information