Turfgrass Cultural Systems (3) A study of turfgrass maintenance practices and how their interrelationships can be utilized to develop meanagement systems.
TURF 425 Turfgrass Cultural Systems (3)
TURF 425 is offered to students that are in their final year of the turfgrass science major. They are expected to use the information provided in the course and previously learned agronomic principles and concepts, to develop management and problem solving skills. More in depth information pertaining to various management systems are presented which expands upon prerequisite course content Students am expected to be able to integrate different turfgrass maintenance practices into sound management strategies that lead to the production of high quality turfgrass areas. The management compromise between aesthetic quality and Functionality is stressed and students are challenged to recognize those cultural practices that influence the balance between the two, There are three 100 point exams during the semester. The majority of the content in each exam will come from the information provided since the previous one. Several unannounced quizzes will be given throughout the semester (usually 12 to 13 with only the 10 best counting toward the grade). A soil testing exercise is also included whereby the student is expected to take an appropriate sample from a site of their choosing submit it to the soil testing tab, interpret the soil test results, and make a written recommendation based upon the results. The course will help the student better understand how the maintenance practices and pest control programs learned in other courses inter-relate in the overall management scheme for a given turfgrass site. It will also prepare them for TURF 436 (Case Studies) where they will be expected to work in teams in problem solving situations. The facilities provided in ASI building, associated greenhouses, and the turfgrass field research plots as well as the campus grounds provide ample support for the effective delivery of the course.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.