TURF MANAGEMENT 2

AGR1TM2

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject extends learning from Turf Management 1 and covers further principles, theoretical knowledge and practices in turf management, such as soil physics, drainage, construction, plant nutrition and the benefits of additional turf cultural practices. Deeper learning is undertaken in turf botany, covering such topics as the effect of plant hormones on growth and quality, turfgrass stress and stress relief, and the differences between cultivars within turfgrass species. These topics will underpin further learning in subsequent subjects. 

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTurfgrass: Science and CulturePrescribedBeard, J.B. (1973)Prentice-Hall, NJ
ReadingsDrainage for Sportsturf and HorticulturePrescribedMcIntyre, K. & Jakobsen, B. (1990)Horticultural Engineering Consultancy, ACT
ReadingsThe USGA Specification for Putting Green ConstructionPrescribedUSGA, NJ, 2004 revisionUnited States Golf Association, NJ

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Justify the selection of appropriate turf cultivars for different applications.

Activities:
Lectures and practicals

02. Diagnose and develop preventative and curative strategies for various turf stresses including soil constraints

Activities:
Lectures, reading and on-line activities

03. Test rootzones for their physical characteristics and relate this to different turf uses and the United States Golf Association specification

Activities:
Practical sessions

04. Explain the principles of sand-based turf constructions and Diagnose turf drainage issues using industry standard methods

Activities:
Lectures, practicals and on-line activities

05. Develop an annual fertilizer program for a specific turf area

Activities:
Lectures and on-line activities

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Combination of Face-to-Face and Online."

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Combination of Face-to-Face and Online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Test (1,000-words)Provide specimens or accurate photos for testing30 03, 04
Fertilizer Program assignment (1,000-words)Includes chart with explanatory notes25 05
Soil physics laboratory report (750-words)Group activities requiring full attendance, and individual assessment of laboratory report 15 03
Written test (1,000-words)Closed book written test30 01, 02