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Number:SM235
Name:Turfgrass Science
Description:The unique playing surface for golf courses and many athletic facilities is turf. This ecosystem, composed of soil and grass plants is critical to the fair and enjoyable pursuit of many sports. This class will focus on turfgrass species, germination and development of grass plants, soils, the abiotic environment, and pests such as fungi, insects, and weeds. In addition, important cultural practices utilized in growing healthy turfgrass will be discussed. Students will formulate a cultural program, based on sound turfgrass science, designed to provide quality-playing conditions for a golf course or sports turf facility.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Periodically
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to: • Identify important turfgrass species and summarize their adaptation and use • Develop a fertilization program based on plant needs • Summarize common pest problems and design controls to minimize pest levels • Formulate a basic cultural program for a golf course and an athletic field.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2011 TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT 0-13-223616-8 TURGEON 8 PEARSON EDU
S 2009 TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT 0-13-114000-0 TURGEON 7 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2007 TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT 0-13-114000-0 TURGEON 7 PEARSON EDUCATION
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