Organic Golf Course Management in Utah

USU Extension and the Center for Resource Management (CRM) present the online training module, Organic Golf Course Management in UtahThe goal is to increase awareness to golf course managers and superintendents about unnecessary pesticide use and provide alternative management tactics for golf courses in Utah.

Although IPM (Integrated Pest Management) tactics exist for managing golf courses, relatively few golf courses are completely organic in the United States. Utah has variable landscapes that include deserts and mountains that can make organic management a challenge, but not impossible. With over 100 golf courses in a unique climate, Utah can be a model for reducing unnecessary pesticide use throughout the Intermountain West.  The chapters below are provided to help you in transitioning to an IPM or organic management program for your golf course.

1. Introduction
2. Variety Selection
3. Irrigation Management
4. Soils
5. Insects
6. Diseases
7. Weeds
8. Conclusion - Sustainable Management


This project is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 funded project for the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP).