Lawn Care Associations Announce Partnership

The Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) and the Lawn Care Association of Pennsylvania (LCAP) announce the partnership between the two associations to offer Certified Turfgrass Professional – Cool Season Lawns – an independent study.

PLCAA Executive Vice President, Gary Clayton said, “PLCAA is pleased to announced the new partnership with LCAP to offer the new course.” He added, “The independent study allows the participant to learn the subject at his own pace, without attending formal classes. Like other educational and self-improvement activities, the more one puts into it, the more he or she will learn and benefit from the experience.”

The course is designed to provide the beginning lawn care or landscape professional with a foundation for understanding the “hows and whys” of lawn and grounds management in the northern United States. It consists of 10 study sections, each covering a particular topic related to the management of cool-season lawns. It is comprehensive, with topics ranging from growth and development to calibration of pesticide application equipment. Topics that are most important to lawn care or landscape operations (i.e. fertilization, establishment/renovation, and pest management) are covered in the greatest detail.

“The course was developed by Peter Landshoot, associate professor of Turfgrass Science at Penn State University and by Nancy Bosold, an extension agent with Penn State Cooperative Extension Service, in conjunction with LCAP and PLCAA,” said Scott Chambers, past-president of the Lawn Care Association of Pennsylvania. “PLCAA and LCAP members, as well as non-members, will be able to take advantage of the course material, available now through both associations.”

Those interested in purchasing a copy of the self-study Certified Turfgrass Professional – Cool Season Lawns may contact PLCAA at 800-564-4322 or LCAP at 800-577-6801.

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