TURF CONSTRUCTION AND DRAINAGE
Credit points: 15
In this subject, you will learn about design elements as they relate to turf construction, from simple run-off and contouring principles through to the construction of new sand-based surfaces. You will also learn about the testing and selection of construction materials including root zone sand and gravels. The integration and application of theory with practice will allow you to undertake, review and critically analyse laboratory tests of sands and gravels as they relate to turf construction. By the completion of the subject, you will be able to assess a given scenario involving turfed areas and provide remedial modifications to improve turf integrity
Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites AGR1TM2 and must be admitted into SBATE
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsThis subject is taught at the Fairfield campus of Melbourne Polytechnic. One or more optional field visits may be offered during semester. This is subject to industry availability. Students will need to make their own way to the field site at their own cost.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Drainage for Sportsturf and Horticulture
AuthorMcIntyre,K. & Jakobsen, B.
PublisherHorticultural Engineering Consultancy, ACT
The USGA Specification for Putting Green Construction
PublisherUnited States Golf Association, NJ
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Face-to-face or online
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Four 7.00 days workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Face-to-face 4-day intensive
Laboratory report: Physical characteristics of root zone and gravel materials (700 words).
Written report: Drainage diagnosis and remedial drainage design (700 words)
Written report: Sand-based construction (700 words)
Written exam (2 hours) (2,000 word equivalent). 2 hour final exam, closed book.
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