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"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence."

- Abigail Adams
 
 
An avid reader throughout her life and a self-taught sophisticate who was the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of a second, Abigail Adams knew the importance of education. And her words are as poignant today as they were up until death in 1818.
 
Golf course superintendents also appreciate the importance of ongoing education. Labor challenges and shrinking budgets make the job more challenging every year, not easier. And although new and improved chemistries, fertilizers, irrigation systems and equipment all contribute to making it easier to grow and manage turf, those ever-improving tools also can lead to heightened maintenance standards that when coupled with labor and budget crunches can make your job harder, not easier.
 
TurfNet was founded more than 20 years ago as a virtual space where superintendents could share and glean information with the end goal of helping you do your jobs better, faster and more efficiently.
 
For the past decade, that has included a series of free online webinars led by some of the brightest minds in the business.
 
Sponsored by Grigg, TurfNet University includes live broadcasts that are available to everyone, like the upcoming "History of Poa annua" that will be presented by Beth Guertal, Ph.D. of Auburn University and "Five reasons why you should measure clipping volume" by Micah Woods, Ph.D., of the Asian Turfgrass Center.
 
We also maintain a bank of recorded archives of live webinars so you can watch them whenever and wherever you want.
 
That vault of archived footage includes more than 175 webinars from recent years, like the recent broadcast on white grub management by Dave Shetlar, Ph.D., of Ohio State, monitoring and managing organic matter in putting greens by Doug Linde, Ph.D., of Delaware Valley University and the one by the University of Kentuckys Gregg Munshaw, Ph.D., on maintaining healthy soils.
 
All live and recorded episodes are available to TurfNet members and non-members alike, because, like Abigail Adams, we too are advocates of the philosophy that compulsory public education is too important not to be free and accessible for everyone.





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