Hort 412/612 Advanced Turfgrass Management

Instructor: Dr. Haibo Liu

Office:
253 Poole Ag. Center
Phone:
864-656-6367
FAX:
864-656-4960
e-mail:
haibol@clemson.edu

Class goal

Introduce students to the art and science associated with the culture of fine turfgrasses.
 

Lecture Topics

  • Introduction
  • History, value, and use
  • Turfgrasses
  • Growth and development
  • Turfgrass establishment
  • Climatic factors
  • Edaphic factors
  • Cultural Practices
    • Mowing
    • Fertilization
    • Irrigation
  • Auxiliary cultural practices
  • Pesticide use and caution

Laboratory Topics

  • Establishment
    • Seedbed preparation
    • Seeding, sprigging and sodding
    • Overseeding
  • Turfgrass indentification
    • Warm-season species
    • Cool-season species
  • Equipment
    • Mower adjustment and maintenance
    • Auxiliary cultural equipment
    • Fertilization materials and problems
    • Irrigation installation and use
    • Lawn and athletic field maintenance
    • Golf course maintenance