Last updated 12/22/04

 

TURF TIPS

2004


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The following recommendations are for the state of Indiana and may not apply to turf areas outside of Indiana.

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12/22/04
Do-It-Yourselfer
Turf 101: Optimum mowing heights for turf
Professional
Great Education/Tradeshow at the Turf Expo
Westin Reservation Date Extended to January 1st!
IN-IL Turfgrass Short Course in February

10/30/04
November Lawn Fertilization
Controlling Wild Onion or Wild Garlic in Lawns
Regenerating Fall Use Athletic Fields

10/19/04
Controlling broadleaf weeds after the drought
Options for Seeding Late in the Year
Grub damage visible as lawns green up
Fertilization required immediately as turf greens-up after rain
Keep Mowing to Mulch Those Tree Leaves!

10/8/04
A Dry Lawn in October is Reason for Concern
Upcoming Open Positions on the MRTF Board of Directors

10/1/04
Turf and Ornamental Seminar
Coping with Late Season Drought in Turf

9/17/04
Do-It-Yourselfer
September Grub Damage
What Happens to Fertilizers and Pesticides Applied to Turf?
Professional
Gray Leaf Spot 2004
MRTF Golf Day at Coyote Crossing on Oct. 14

9/16/04
Rust Revival!

9/10/04
Late-summer Aerification check-List
Attempting Ground Ivy Control

8/30/04
Do-It-Yourselfer
Seed Now!
September is a Crucial Time to Fertilize All Cool-Season Turfs
Turf 101: Why does September Fertilization of Cool-Season Grasses Work?
Professional
Purdue Turfgrass Research Report Available On-Line

8/9/04
Do-It-Yourselfer
Turf Field Day Held July 27
Rust in Turf
Professional
Wait to Control Broadleaf Weeds
More Evidence for Effectiveness of Fall Applications of Broadleaves

7/8/04
Reminder of Midwest Regional Turf Field Day on July 27
Brown Tracks in Lawn
Thinning Turf Around Lawn Perimeter from zero-turning radius mowers

6/28/04
News about Japanese beetles is mostly bad!

6/24/04
Finicky Poa annua Yellowing and Thinning on Greens

6/18/04
Professional
June Checklist
Midwest Regional Turf Field Day on July 27
Doug Richmond Joins Turf Program in Entomology Research
Dealing With Flood Damage
White Clover in Golf Courses, Sports Turf, and Lawns
Summer stress of Poa annua and Poa trivialis in Lawns and Sports Fields

6/5/04
Time to consider a change…?

5/23/04
Do-It-Yourselfer
Bumper Crop of Seedheads This Year
Professional
Localized Dry Spot Returns for 2004
Early Dollar Spot on Golf Courses This Year

5/6/04
Do-It-Yourselfer
May Fertilizer
Professional
Time to Switch Crabgrass Control Strategies
Poa trivialis in Athletic Fields
Got Dallisgrass?

4/25/04
Do-It-Yourselfer
Prevention of Dog Urine Spots
Professional
Sulfur is not Effective for Lowering pH of Turfed Soils
Poa annua, Poa trivialis in Lawns and Athletic Fields
Kentucky bluegrass for fairways?

4/8/04
Do-It-Yourselfer
Bumpy Lawn?
If You Must Seed, Do it Now
Seeding Lawns Around New Construction
Professional
Jim Beard Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Purdue University
Lee Schmidt (BS ’70) Recognized as Distinguished Ag Alumni last Weekend
Turf Science Program Awarded the School of Agriculture’s 2004 Team Award
Bermudagrass for Southern IN Soccer and Football Fields

3/26/04
Professional
Dormant Sand Topdressing. Does it help Creeping Bentgrass Spring Green-up?

3/24/04
Do-It-Yourselfer
Why we don’t recommend specific fertilizer/herbicide combinations for homeowners
Calculating the pounds of fertilizer to apply
Professional
April 12-13 3b RT Workshop to complete requirements for pesticide licensing

3/11/04
Do-It-Yourselfer
Fire up the Mower!
To Fertilize Lawns or not to Fertilize: That is the Question
Spring N: Do-It-Yourselfers vs Professional Recommendations
Professional
New Edition of Re-entry Precautions for Turf Fungicides – March 11, 2004
Timing of Preemergence Herbicides

2/20/04
Follow-up to State Chemist Office BMP’s for Golf Courses

2/6/04
Purdue Alumni and Friends Reception at the GCSAA in San Diego
2004 Midwest Turf Expo

1/11/04
Professional
Best Pesticide Management Practices for Indiana Golf Courses- Jan 2004
Registration Deadline Approaching for Midwest Turf Expo
There are still openings for the IN-IL Turfgrass Short Course in February

 

 


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