Backed by Bayer

Plant Health Academy

Plant Health Academy
March 3-5 and Sept. 24-26, 2014

2013 Plant Health Academy

Photos from last year's event

About the Plant Health Academy

The objective of the Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow Plant Health Academy is to provide golf course superintendents with opportunities to learn more about innovative plant health research and practices for the benefit of their facilities, individual careers and the industry.

Attendees will receive instruction on a wide range of topics related to plant health, including how to measure plant health and its benefits, available treatments and preventive products, and issues such as nutrient, water and pest management.

The Plant Health Academy offers two two-and-a-half-day education and training sessions for golf course superintendents. The sessions will be held at the GCSAA headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., March 3-5, 2014, and at the Bayer Development and Training Center in Clayton, N.C., Sept. 24-26, 2014.

Twelve superintendents will be selected based on merit to participate in the Academy, with travel, accommodations and meals paid for by the Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow program.

To be considered, superintendents must complete the application and respond to two essay questions.

2014 Selection Committee

  • John R. Fulling, CGCS
    GCSAA Scholarship Committee Chairman
  • Bill H. Maynard, CGCS
    GCSAA Scholarship Committee Vice Chairman
  • Scott Welge, Bayer
    Head of Turf & Ornamental Marketing
  • Laurence Mudge, Bayer
    Green Solutions Team Manager