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Mauritius Turf Agronomy

 The RTC is very pleased to announce this new course on Mauritian Turf Agronomy. The body of knowledge for this course has been provided by Professor Elizabeth (Beth) Guertal, Rowe Endowed Professor of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Auburn University, Alabama, U.S.A. Her materials have been adapted to Mauritian golf course conditions by the team of local facilitators.

Target audience: Present and aspiring assistant golf course superintendents as well as anyone interested in turf agronomy

Date: 30 January, 13 February, 13 March, 10 April, 8 May, 12 June, 10 July, 14 August, 11 September, 9 October, 13 November, 11 December 2019

Trainer: 

Dr Salem Saumtally, MSIRI
Dr Suman Seeruttun, MSIRI
Mr Satish Koonjah, MSIRI
Mrs Nalini Behary Paray, MSIRI
Mr Vivian Rivière, MSIRI
Mr Gunshiam Umrit, MSIRI 
Mr Mohan Teeluck, MSIRI
Mr Ganessen Veeramoothoo, Management Consultant
Dr Linda Mamet, RTC
Mrs Isabelle Domijan-Bowler, RTC

Participants completing the course should be able to:

  • Describe basic plant biology
  • Implement a fertilization programme
  • Explain and apply basic principles of irrigation
  • Carry out common turfgrass practices
  • Apply effective pest, diseases and weed management practices o Safely operate golf course equipment
  • Explain health and safety in the workplace
  • Lead a team.

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