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Certified Greenkeeper / agronomist for outdoor sports facilities

Maintenance and care of outdoor sports facilities with certified expert knowledge


Ten qualified greenkeepers / agronomists for outdoor sports facilities received their qualifications from Johnannes Frizen, President of the Chamber of Agriculture of North Rhine Westphalia, in Leverkusen, Germany on May 29, 2015 after successful passing their exams. This professional title qualifies them for maintenance and care work in stadiums of the German national football leagues and community sports facilities.

The graduates completed three study course blocks over the past two years at the Rhineland regional German Advanced College for Agricultural Engineering (DEULA). During this time they gained in-depth expert knowledge concerning the topics of soil management and conservation, seeding, tillage and care of grasses, plant conservation, plant nutrition and construction of sports facilities. In addition, they qualified in expert care of grass, clay and artificial turf pitches and synthetic sports surfaces, maintenance and use of corresponding machinery and equipment and cost accounting.

Theory studies were supplemented with a week of practical teaching in stadiums and different sports facilities.
Professional lawn care is of great significance for correct and efficient training and competitive use of professional football stadiums and community sports facilities and is therefore, of enormous economic importance. For a greenkeeper, maintaining the surface in optimum condition to satisfy requirements for professional use or community sports with limited financial funds is a major challenge.

This professional qualification as certified greenkeeper provides graduates with the expert knowledge required.

The next course A-Kurs 54 starts on January 11, 2016.


Photo: DEULA Rheinland

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