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DelVal students install turf



Students in Delaware Valley University’s turf management program share a laugh as they help install a new irrigation system for the university’s putting green.

Students in Delaware Valley University’s turf management program got some hands-on experience while improving their campus.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, 14 DelVal students in the Irrigation Technology class installed a new irrigation system for the university’s putting green.

Turf Equipment and Supply Co. donated supplies such as sprinklers and pipe for the project. Four professionals participated and led learning groups, helping students complete each task.

Guests included project manager Mike Hartley, irrigation sales manager, Turf Equipment and Supply Co.; George Skawski, irrigation regional sales manager, Turf Equipment and Supply Co.; Rick Shriver, Harco fittings; and George Ley, George Ley Co. Some of the tasks included digging up the old sprinklers, cutting and fusing pipe, wiring, and using a vibratory plow to bury the pipe.

“I really like the fact that it was very hands-on and we were building an irrigation system with the help of industry professionals who provided us with the latest technology in irrigation,” said Jarrett Kramer, junior turf management major. “By seeing the new methods being used, it will better prepare DelVal students. With golf courses needing irrigation upgrades, when we graduate we will be able to apply the knowledge and skills we learned in this project.”


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