Proper control of weeds, insects and diseases is an important and necessary component of any turfgrass management system. On athletic fields this is not only for the purpose of aesthetics but also from the standpoint of insuring that the turfgrass system provides proper traction and footing which hopefully reduces the possibility of injury to the users of the field. Depending on which pest you consider, pesticides are either a tool that can be used to make the management of turfgrass pests easier (for example, dandelions and other tap-rooted weeds), or perhaps they are the only plausible way of dealing with a particular pest (for example, grey leaf spot or another pathogen).
Link to my article on Using Organic Fertilizers on Sports Fields, which ran in the September 2018 issue of Sports Turf Management Magazine.
Turfgrasses play a very important role in the urban and suburban environment: soil erosion control, carbon sequestration, cooling the environment, and providing safe places for 80 million Americans to exercise and play are just a few examples. The following resources were put together for those who’d like to know more about the functional and environmental benefits of turfgrass. Continue reading
July 9th – July 13th, 2018
Turfgrass Science Summer Camp
Director: Pamela Sherratt
Co-Directors: Dr. Karl Danneberger, Dr. David Gardner, Todd Hicks, Dr. Ed McCoy, Dr. Ed Nangle, Dr. Zane Raudenbush, Joe Rimelspach, Dr. Dave Shetlar, Dr. John Street, and Matt Williams
- Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes at the Ohio Stadium?
- Have you ever wondered how they get logos on sports fields?
- Have you ever thought about how golf courses stay so green?
The Ohio State University is excited to announce the inaugural Turfgrass Science Summer Camp! An interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty and staff has launched the camp, developing its activities in partnership with The Ohio State University’s sports facilities and grounds staff, and other local golf and sports facilities. Continue reading
This is the power point presentation “Tips for enhancing green space in a sustainable way” given at the Indiana Professional Lawn & Landscape Association Conference, Feb 20th & 21st, 2018.
This is the power point presentation “Seasonal Plan for Recreational Turf in the Midwest” given at the Indiana Professional Lawn & Landscape Association Conference, Feb 20th & 21st, 2018.
The 2018 Sports Turf Short Course will take place at Ohio Stadium on February 28th, 2018. This one-day seminar will provide you with the best opportunity to reach your personal development goals and help you develop professional skills in turf management, synthetic turf maintenance and budget creation. Continue reading