Strategies for Turfgrass Renovation

Management

Practical strategies for the renovation of turfgrass, used to improve existing turf or change grass species for improved performance. The basic strategies discussed include simple overseeding, overseeding following suppression of existing turf, and complete renovation.

Sustainable Landscape Management

Tom Cook, retired OSU turfgrass professor, has published a new book detailing the construction and maintenance of sustainable landscapes! The book includes topics such as sustainable landscape design, how to develop an ecosystem, issues regarding the use of chemicals, and approaches for modifying existing lancescapes.  The book can be purchased from Amazon: Sustainable Landscape Management: Design, Construction, and Maintainence!

Efficient Lawn Irrigation in the Intermountain West

Figure 1. This healthy lawn is a result of proper cultural practices, which incl
Figure 2. Thatch is a partially decomposed organic layer that develops between t
Figure 4. Catch cans can be used to evaluate the water delivery rate of a sprink
Figure 5. Automatic irrigation systems can be used to apply water efficiently an
Figure 7. A dormant turfgrass stand (below) and an irrigated home lawn (above).
Figure 3. A tall fescue home lawn may require less water than other turfgrass sp
Figure 6. Tree roots have a much higher water requirement than home lawns.

Introduction

Maintaining a healthy, aesthetically pleasing lawn depends on many variables including turfgrass species; mowing height and frequency; fertilization; and insect, disease, and weed control. Proper irrigation, despite being one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy lawn, is the most often overlooked variable in lawn care (figure 1).

1993 Annual Student Field Day

Reports from the 1993 Annual Student Field Day.

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1992 Annual Student Field Day

Reports from the 1992 Annual Student Field Day.

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1997 Annual Student Field Day

Reports from the 1997 Annual Student Field Day.

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1991 Annual Student Field Day

Reports from the 1991 Annual Student Field Day.

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1989 Annual Student Field Day

Reports from the 1989 Annual Student Field Day.

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1995 Annual Student Field Day

Reports from the 1995 Annual Student Field Day.

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1986 Annual Student Field Day

Reports from the 1986 Annual Student Field Day

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