Industry LinksMaryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Certification
In order to become certified as a pest control applicator, an individual must be at least 18 years of age and have at least one year of practical pesticide application experience as a registered employee in the category, or categories, in which they want to become certified. A degree in a biological field such as biology, botany, horticulture, entomology, agronomy, etc. may qualify in lieu of experience. The individual must pass examinations administered by MDA.
Maryland Department of Agriculture Fertilizer Certification
Lawn care professionals hired to apply fertilizer to lawns must be certified by MDA or work under the direct supervision of an individual who is certified. This includes professionals for hire as well as individuals responsible for turf management at golf courses, public parks, airports, athletic fields, businesses, cemeteries and other non-agricultural properties.
Golf Course Superintendent's Association of America
Home of the Golf Course Superintendent's Association of America
The United States Golf Association (USGA) has served as the national governing body of golf for the U.S. since its formation in 1894. It's a non-profit organization run by golfers for the benefit of golfers.
The Environmental Institute for Golf is committed to strengthening the compatibility of the game of golf with our natural environment.
The Maryland Turfgrass Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of the turfgrass industry in the State of Maryland. Over the years, the Council has grown in membership and steadily increased the scope of its activities. Over 1,500 people are now active members of the Council.
One of the best and most comprehensive turf websites we have ever seen. Check out the disease sections they are fabulous.