agr1tm2 turf management 2




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.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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.

Lectures and practicals

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

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

Practical sessions

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

Lectures, practicals and on-line activities

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

Lectures and on-line activities

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2019, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 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 ClassWeek: 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."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Written Test (1,000-words)Provide specimens or accurate photos for testing3003, 04
Fertilizer Program assignment (1,000-words)Includes chart with explanatory notes2505
Soil physics laboratory report (750-words)Group activities requiring full attendance, and individual assessment of laboratory report 1503
Written test (1,000-words)Closed book written test3001, 02