CSES 3153 Turfgrass Management

ABOUT THE COURSE:
This course provides students with an introduction to turfgrass production and management with an emphasis on the predominant turfgrasses of the Southeast. The role of turfgrasses in environmental protection, player and child safety and economic impact will be discussed. The history, development, introduction and major cultivars of the predominate warm-and cool-season turfgrasses will be covered. The major species of turfgrasses and their various uses in golf courses, home lawns, utility turf and sports fields will be discussed. Specific topics will include mowing; fertilization; pest and weed control; and production, harvesting and installation of turfgrasses. The course will also include a laboratory portion, which will cover weed, seed and grass identification; fertilizer calibration; and tours of athletic complexes and golf courses.

This course is intended for any individual who currently manages turfgrass or for anyone planning a career in such an area, including golf course superintendents and assistant superintendents, landscapers, vocational agricultural instructors, landscape architects, and others involved in horticultural or agronomic careers who manage, teach or sell products related to turfgrass management.

LECTURE AND LAB:
4 credits

PREREQUISITES:
None

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:
Murphy, T., D. Colvin, R. Dickens, J. Everest, D. Hall and B. McCarty. 1996. Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses. Cooperative Extension Service — The University of Georgia. Athens, GA.

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David Y. Han
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist (Turf)
252 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-3980