Pond maintenance can be one of those things that falls by the wayside. Under the right conditions, ponds can become swamped with algae and be a high dollar maintenance item. Ponds are important features on many golf courses, and are also essential to wildlife habitat - birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish! In this webinar 60-minute webinar, Jim Pavonetti, CGCS, explores several environmentally friendly management techniques to keep your property’s ponds looking great, without breaking the bank. You’ll learn best management practices to reduce algae blooms, duckweed, and other common aquatic plant growth, while reducing the need for chemical inputs.
Original presentation date: Nov. 3, 2022
Education points: 0.10
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About the Instructor
Jim Pavonetti, CGCS, is Director of Golf Course and Grounds at Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, Conn., a property that includes a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. championship golf course. Active in the field for over three decades, Pavonetti notably held the same position at the Edison Club and the West Point Golf Course. Pavonetti led the way for Fairview Country Club to achieve the designation of Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through Audubon International. He was rewarded with the Metropolitan Golf Association’s Arthur P. Weber Environmental Leader in Golf Award in 2019 and GCSAA’s Environmental Leaders in Golf Award seven times between 2006 and 2021. Pavonetti was featured in 2021 in Golf Digest for his environmental conservation contributions. He is an active member of Monarchs in the Rough, a national program that works to establish pollinator habitats on golf courses. He is also a member of the New York State Best Management Practices Project Committee, in conjunction with Cornell University, and the Connecticut’s Best Management Practices Planning and Steering Committee.
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