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48 - AFLC - Agriculture, Fishery and Livestock

AFLC 506 - Turfgrass Management



Course Description

This course involves the management of turf grasses for both landscape and recreational uses. At the end of the course, the student should have a working knowledge of grass varieties and their uses: use of a key in plant grass identification; growth requirements including temperature, fertilizers, irrigation and drainage; pest identification and control including fungi, nematodes, insects and weeds; cultivation (planting and mowing)

Course Objectives

  • Identifying the major types of turf grasses
  • Identifying the relationship between proper mowing, liming, variety selection and a successful turf
  • Identifying and managing turf pest problems with reduced application of traditional pesticides
  • Developing a turf management program for both commercial and home lawns
  • Defining IPM practices as they apply to turf
  • Identifying steps to improve a lawn
  • Identifying steps to completely renovate a lawn
  • Selecting the appropriate fertilizer program for turf
  • Specifying how to read a soil test result
  • Identifying common turf weeds and a strategy to reduce/prevent them


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