Turf Irrigation Management


The Turf Irrigation workshop is designed for those in the Green Industry responsible for the maintenance of large turf areas. The workshop teaches the basic biology of turfgrass, environmental and cultural factors that affect irrigation, irrigation auditing and scheduling, and problem solving skills. The class will also cover hands on catch can placement in the field, and the simple calculation of the actual in field precipitation rate. From there the students will learn how long to schedule run times on stand alone field satellite stations for year round turf (Bermuda and Bermuda over-seeded with rye). These workshops are offered twice – Audit/Catch-cans in the spring and Weeds/Over-seeding in the fall.

Seating is limited so registration is required. Register Here

For assistance, please contact the Smartscape Program via phone at 520.626.5161.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Smartscape Program Office 520-626-5161. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.


Karsten Turfgrass Research Center

2101 E. Roger Rd.
(At Campbell Ave. & Roger Rd. head East onto Roger Rd. Continue through cattle guard to 1st building on left)

Instructor: David Kopec, PhD
The University of Arizona, Department of Plant Sciences