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Master Gardener Lecture Series - Beyond Plants: Sustainable Turfgrass Managment


Mon 05 / 13 / 2024
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Milwaukie Community Center
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr.
Milwaukie OR 97222

Who can attend

Open to all

Limited capacity: Registration Closed


Our Lecture Series is presented  from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Milwaukie Center
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr. Milwaukie, OR 97222. 
Talks are free and open to the public.

May 137 – 8pm: Beyond Plants: Sustainable Turfgrass Management: Dr. Alec Kowalewski, OSU 

This presentation will cover the principles (species selection, mowing, fertilization, cultivation and pest management) of sustainable turfgrass management. Emphasis will include improving sustainability through reduced carbon emissions and minimizing carbon sequestration, reduced fertilization and optimum fertilizer selection, and drought tolerant species selection and reduced irrigation practices.

Alec Kowalewski, PhD., has over 20 years of research experience and multiple publications on various cool-season and warm-season turfgrass species obtained while employed at Michigan State University, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the University of Georgia, and Oregon State University.  Alec is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University and teaches several undergraduate classes in the Department of Horticulture.  Alec also provides Extension material for stakeholders in turfgrass and landscape management.