TURF MANAGEMENT 2

AGR1TM2

2021

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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Drainage for Sportsturf and Horticulture

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMcIntyre, K. & Jakobsen, B.

Year1990

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherHorticultural Engineering Consultancy, ACT

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Turfgrass: Science and Culture

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBeard, J.B.

Year1973

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPrentice-Hall, NJ

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The USGA Specification for Putting Green Construction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorUSGA, NJ

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUnited States Golf Association, NJ

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Justify the selection of appropriate turf cultivars for different applications.
02. Diagnose and develop preventative and curative strategies for various turf stresses including soil constraints
03. Test rootzones for their physical characteristics and relate this to different turf uses and the United States Golf Association specification
04. Explain the principles of sand-based turf constructions and Diagnose turf drainage issues using industry standard methods
05. Develop an annual fertilizer program for a specific turf area

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Combination of Face-to-Face and Online.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Combination of Face-to-Face and Online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written Assignment on turfgrass cultivars (750-words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo15 SILO3, SILO4

Fertilizer Program assignment (1,000-words).  Submitted in Excel according to set format

Develop a fertilizer program to manage turf. Submitted in Excel according to set format. Professional engagement. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO5

Soil physics laboratory report (750-words).  Submitted as a PDF document following a set format

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO3

Written exam (2 hrs) (2,000-word equivalent).  Closed-book written examination on full content of the subject

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5