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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Turfgrass (TURF)

TURF 100 Introduction to Turfgrass Management (3) Introduction to turfgrass species, establishment, maintenance, and pest control of turfgrass species used for sports, lawn/utility turf, and golf courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

TURF 230 Turfgrass Pesticides (1) Course covers chemical toxicity, formulations, environmental fate, labels, MSDS, calibration, IPM, safety, handling, storage, and Pennsylvania certification and regulations.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

TURF 235 The Turfgrass (3) Characterization of the primary plant species used for sports, lawn and utility turf; includes turfgrass morphology, environmental adaptation, and cultural requirements.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

TURF 238 (HORT 238) Turf and Ornamental Weed Control (3) Students will be introduced to the development of integrated weed management strategies utilizing a variety of cultural and chemical methods.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

TURF 295 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

TURF 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

TURF 425 Turfgrass Cultural Systems (3) A study of turfgrass maintenance practices and how their interrelationships can be utilized to develop meanagement systems.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101, TURF 235  

TURF 434 Turfgrass Edaphology (3) Characterization of soil physical properties for the establishment and maintenance of sports turf; includes root-zone construction.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101, TURF 235  

TURF 435 Turfgrass Nutrition (4) Study of turfgrass nutrition and growth; emphasizing constructed and mineral soil fertility, nutrient uptake and function, and fertilizer use efficiency.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SOILS 101, TURF 235  

TURF 436W Case Studies in Turfgrass Management (3) Case study and discussion considering integrated management of selected turfgrass sites; emphasis on problem analysis, principle application, and decision making.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: TURF 238, TURF 425  

TURF 489 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3) Participate with instructors in teaching and undergraduate turfgrass course. Assist with teaching an evaluation and with development of instructional materials.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: TURF 235  

TURF 490 Colloquium (1) Oral presentations developed by students in consultation with the course instructor.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: seventh semester standing  

TURF 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

TURF 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

TURF 497 Special Topics (2-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

TURF 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-8) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

Last Import from UCM: September 23, 2017 3:00 AM

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