Turf Grasses

Course CodeBHT342
Fee CodeS3
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

An Essential Course for all who work in the Turf Industry

Learn to compare, understand, select and manage the best turf grass cultivars for the need at hand.

  • Sports Turf
  • Parks
  • Commercial Lawns
  • Residential Lawns

When choosing what species and cultivar of grass to grow, you need to measure that choice against the criteria which are most important for the situation in which you are growing that turf. If the turf is intended for a very specific and refined purpose, such as a bowling or putting green, the factors which impact most on that purpose will be of greatest significance. If the purpose is simply to cover the ground with the least costly green, living, surface; the criteria considered may be less rigid.

 

 

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope, Nature and Taxonomy of Turf Grasses
  2. Fescue Grasses
  3. Bent Grasses
  4. Rye Grasses
  5. Blue Grasses
  6. Couch Grasses
  7. Buffalo and Zoysia Grasses
  8. Other Warm Season Grasses
  9. Other Cool Season Grasses
  10. Turf grass Mixtures

EVERY GRASS CULTIVAR IS DIFFERENT

You may be surprised how much different grass cultivars vary; even within a species.

Every situation you utilise grass to grow a turf, will be a different situation. The microclimate in the soil and above will vary. The susceptibility to pest and disease is different in different locations. The way in which the turf will be used and maintained is equally variable. When you make choices about what turf grass to use, you need to understand all of these variables, and all of the relevant characteristics of the options before you.

Consider things such as:

  • Persistence
  • Quality of Turf
  • Rate of Establishment
  • Leaf Texture
  • Shoot density
  • Cold and heat tolerance
  • Drought tolerance
  • Shade tolerance
  • Flooding and waterlogging tolerance
  • Mowing quality
  • Mowing height adaptability
  • Thatching tendency
  • Ball Performance and more

Completing this course will greatly improve your awareness and appreciation of the differences between turf grass varieties, and in doing so, build a vastly improved capacity to select and cultivate a better turf.

THIS COURSE IS FOR:

  • Green keepers
  • Groundsmen
  • Turf Managers
  • Gardeners and others.

Anyone who works with Turf Grasses needs to know the things that this course covers.

 

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