Thursday, February 24, 2011

Turf King Staff Stay Informed on Lawn Care Topics

Turf King Staff Stay Informed on Lawn Care Topics

Four members of Turf King - Hamilton staff recently attended the 2011 Ontario Turfgrass Symposium at the Unlversity of Guelph. Their attendance is part of the firm’s continuing commitment to excellence and education of its lawn care technicians. These seminars are structured to provide information and updates of interest to lawn care professionals as well as golf course and sports field professionals.

The Ontario Turfgrass Symposium is a premier education symposium developed exclusively for the Turfgrass Industry. This professional development program is presented by the Guelph Turfgrass Institute, Nursery Sod Growers Association of Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association, Professional Lawn Care Association of Ontario, Sports Turf Association, Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation and the Office of Open Learning, University of Guelph.

Some of the speakers included Dr. François Hébert, University of Guelph, Pam Charbonneau, OMAFRA, and Dr. Ken Carey, Guelph Turfgrass Institute.

The Seminar topics included such things as:
  • Using corn gluten based products for weed control in turf
  • Fiesta™ and Organosol® for broad-leaf weed control
  • Alternative Strategies to Growing Turfgrass without conventional herbicides
  • Alternative pest management
  • Turf seeds vs. weed seeds: The ultimate competition for space and nutrients

The firm's owner, Gerry Okimi, encourages the Turf King Hamilton’s lawn technicians to stay abreast of current practices and emerging technologies. By being aware of the lawn industry, "our technicians are better prepared and well informed. They can provide better service and helpful information to our valued lawn customers."

About Turf King Hamilton

Turf King Hamilton has been in the lawn business since 1991. It was started by Gerry Okimi who has a degree in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Guelph.

Turf King Hamilton is a premier lawn care provider serving the residential and commercial markets in Hamilton, Halton and Haldimand. Turf King Hamilton embraces the use of high quality fertilization products to provide long lasting nutrients to the lawns of their clients. Every effort is made to use products and practices that keep lawns healthy and to also keep them safe for pets and children.

An industry pioneer since 1962, Turf King Hamilton has grown into a brand that ensures that its clients are well looked after by the King of Green. Our goal is to provide the best Lawn Care in this area and to continue our commitment to serving our customers with a level of service that is unmatched. For more information or to request a lawn evaluation, please visit