TURF CONSTRUCTION AND DRAINAGE

AGR3TCD

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students 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. Students will also learn about the testing and selection of construction materials including rootzone sand and gravels. The integration and application of theory with practice will allow students to undertake, review and critically analyse laboratory tests of sands and gravels as they relate to turf construction. After completion of the subject, students will be able to assess a given scenario involving turfed areas and provide remedial modifications to improve turf integrity.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorN/A

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AGR1TM2 and must be admitted into 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

Readings

Drainage for Sportsturf and Horticulture

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorMcIntyre,K. & Jakobsen, B.

Year1990

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherHorticultural Engineering Consultancy, ACT

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Source locationN/A

The USGA Specification for Putting Green Construction

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorUSGA, NJ

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUnited States Golf Association, NJ

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

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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. Apply problem solving and critical thinking skills to design remedial drainage of existing fields, and for sand-based constructions
02. Compare, justify and explain use of suitable root zone and gravel materials for turf construction projects
03. Apply computer aided design and surveying technologies to design drainage and construction schemes
04. Select appropriate materials to use for drainage and construction projects and be able to calculate accurate quantities to use

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