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Sports & Recreation Turf Management Syllabus

Sports & Recreation Turf Management Syllabus



Agriscience                                                                                                     Mr. Jonathan King

2012-2013                                                                                                       Planning- 4th period

6th period                                                                                                         jonathanking@franklin.k12.al.us

Agriscience Unit                                                                                             Contact: M-F 7:30- 3:30


Course Description

This is a one-credit course where students will participate in hands-on activities in the areas of careers; safety; turfgrass identification, classification, and selection; turfgrass growth and the environment; turfgrass establishment; turfgrass renovation; turfgrass management and fertilization; types of sports fields management; golf course management; turfgrass pest management; pesticide application (insects, diseases, weeds); turfgrass drainage and irrigation systems; turfgrass tool and equipment identification; maintenance of tools and machinery; and business management skills.



Grades will be calculated on 100 point scale.  All grades will be averaged together to calculate the grade  at the end of each nine week period.  Grades will be taken from class assignments, hands on projects, and participation in the class.

Grading scale

90%-100%= A

80%-89%  = B

70%-79%  = C

60%-69%  = D

Below 60%= F


Topics to be Covered

Establishing and Growing Turfgrass

Establishing the Horticulture Business

Exploring Career Opportunities in Horticulture

Financial Management in the Horticulture Business

Identifying, Classifying, and Selecting Turfgrass

Identifying Tools and Equipment Associated with Turfgrass

Installing and Maintaining Irrigation Systems

Interpreting Pesticide Labels

Managing Athletic Fields and Golf Courses

Managing Pests in Turfgrass

Managing Turfgrass

Understanding Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

Understanding Monitoring Systems

Using Pesticides Safely