Putting green Anthracnose trials: 2007

Putting green Anthracnose trials: 2007

Evaluation of different products in the management of Anthracnose.  The trial site was the Emerald Valley Golf Club, Cresswell, OR.  The site has a history of severe Anthracnose.  Many thanks to Scott Larsen for letting us use his practice green.

Building Prothro Football Practice Fields

Building Prothro Football Practice Fields

Construction of the Prothro Football Practice Fields at Oregon State University.  Design features:  Excavate existing field, Grade subgrade to 1.5% slope, Head-head multizoned irrigation, Hunter heads, Drains 15 ft on center, 8” mains, 4” laterals, Trenches lined with geotextile fabric, 90-10 sand/organic topmix approx. 12” depth, Sand grown perennial ryegrass sod, Fixed goals at south end of field.

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Fertility Management for Annual Bluegrass

Fertility Management for Annual Bluegrass

Putting greens in Oregon range from 80% to almost 100 % annual bluegrass.  The reality of golf course maintenance in the Pacfic North West is that annual bluegrass will eventually dominate turf on tees, greens, and fairways.

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Turf Culture in Shade

Turf Culture in Shade

 This series of slides shows the types of problems associated with shaded lawns and offers general advice on growing the best lawn possible in shade.

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Thatch Management

Thatch Management

Thatch is a layer of organic material between the green grass and the soil. Thatch is composed of living and dead stems and roots. Leaves make up only a very small percentage of thatch. Sometimes leaves will form a layer of pseudo thatch at the juncture of the thatch and the green grass. It disappears quickly.

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Vegetative Identification of Common Turfgrasses in the Pacific Northwest

Vegetative Identification of Common Turfgrasses in the Pacific Northwest

Identifying lawn grasses requires a basic knowledge of plant structure and the ability to distinguish between those structures to categorize specific grasses. To get really good at identifying turfgrasses you have to learn the characteristics of the common grasses.

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Turfgrass Seeding Recommendations for the Pacific Northwest

Explains the basics of germination, purity, seed tags, seeds per pound, blends, mixtures, and overseeding. Provides seeding and overseeding recommendations for putting greens, tees, fairways, sports fields, home lawns, cemeteries, roadsides, and slope stabilization for Idaho, and western and eastern Oregon and Washington. Describes the characteristics and uses of new cultivars of turftype tall fescues and provides average number of seeds per pound for common turfgrasses. Intended for homeowners, seed companies, sales people, and turfgrass managers.

Controlling Moss in Lawns

This publication examines the cultural, mechanical and chemical control of moss in lawns.

Practical Lawn Establishment and Renovation

Practical Lawn Establishment and Renovation

This publication will take you through the steps needed to successfully plant a new lawn or renovate an old one. If you follow these steps, you will get it right the first time!

Conserving Water in the Garden: Landscape and Lawn Care

Conserving Water in the Garden: Landscape and Lawn Care

Describes ways to keep your landscape healthy when water supplies are restricted. Covers developing watering priorities, applying water efficiently, and modifying maintenance. Includes tips on fertilizing, lawn mowing, and pruning.

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