Welcome to the Horticulture Department at Clemson University
picture of green turfHORT 412/612
Advanced Turfgrass Management


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

The mission of Clemson University's Department of Horticulture is to promote personal and professional growth through the discovery, communication, and application of horticultural experiences, knowledge, and scholarship. Our work fosters environmental stewardship while improving economic wellbeing, health, and quality of life for all.

Designed by Sarah Matzko Horticulture Department
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
Information: 864-656-6355 FAX: 864-656-4960

Department of Horticulture
E-143 Poole Agricultural Center
Box 340319
(Street Address: 50 Cherry Rd.)
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0319

Linda D. Alexander, Department Webmaster ( lalxndr@clemson.edu)