Last updated 12/9/05

 

TURF TIPS

2005


New turf tips will be added every other week.

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

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12/9/05
Great Education/Tradeshow at the Turf Expo
IN-IL Turfgrass Short Course to be Offered in Indianapolis

10/24/05
Do-It-Yourselfer
Turf 101: Why are broadleaf herbicides more effective in the fall than spring?
Turf 101: Why does a November application of fertilizer work?
Keep Mowing to Mulch Those Tree Leaves!
Winterizer Fertilizers
Now is the Time to Control Dandelions
November Fertilization is Money in the Bank
Professional
IN-IL Turfgrass Short Course to be Offered in Indianapolis

10/14/05
Randy Brehmer Receives Agronomic Award of Distinction from Purdue University
Hot August and September = Poor Rooting = Bad Footing for Sports Fields

10/10/05
Tough Year for Turf in Indiana
How late can you seed?

9/23/05
Do-It-Yourselfer
Controlling Sandbur
Rust in Turf
Time is Running Out to Seed Your Lawn
September is a Crucial for Fertilizing All Cool-Season Turfs
No Rush on Broadleaf Weed Applications
Professional
MRTF Golf Day at Coyote Crossing on Oct. 13
Hands-on Learning at the Turf and Ornamental Seminar in Nov.

9/8/05
Turfgrass nematode damage? … Sample to be sure!

9/6/05
Gray Leaf Spot Update
White Grub Damage
Banner Year for Crabgrass and Nutsedge

8/19/05
Now is the Time to Start Improving Your Lawn
Turf 101: Optimum temperatures for seed germination

8/17/05
Fertilizer Calculator Now Available

8/3/05
Purdue Turfgrass Research Report Available On-Line

7/29/05
Perennial Ryegrass Looking Exceptionally Bad Right Now
Summer stress of Poa annua and Poa trivialis in Lawns and Sports Fields
Summer stress of Poa annua, Poa trivialis on Golf Courses
Turf Field Day Held July 26

7/8/05
Japanese Beetles are in Full Force

7/7/05
Free Registration for New MRTF Members at Field Day
Velocity for Poa annua control….Potential and Precautions
Overseeding creeping bentgrass into thinning Poa annua
Establishing Turf in July
Midwest Regional Turf Field Day on July 26

6/30/05
Quicksilver Receives 24C Registration for Moss on Greens in Indiana
Facts and Advice on Turf Survival in Drought

6/20/05
Quicksilver Receives 24C Registration for Moss on Greens in Indiana

6/15/05
Purdue Urban Landscape Study

6/13/05
Maximizing Lawn Performance Under Drought
Update on Black Cutworm
Early Dollar Spot Applications Make Sense
Midwest Regional Turf Field Day on July 26

5/27/05
Interactive Turfgrass Identification Tool now available

5/26/05
Do-It-Yourselfer
Late May is Good Time to Fertilize Lawns
Phosphorus Fertilization in Turf
Professional
Fundraiser Golf Tournament for Don LaPierre
Fertilizing Sports Turf

5/12/05
Which is it, Annual Bluegrass or Kentucky Bluegrass?

5/6/05
Do-It-Yourselfer
Season-long Grub Control from May Applications???
Don’t Trust the Tonics You Hear on TV
Professional
Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) in Full Bloom in Lawns and Athletic Fields

4/30/05
Bentgrass Species and Cultivar Selection Impacts Annual Bluegrass Invasion in Renovated Bentgrass Fairways

4/26/05
Watch for Breakthrough from Early Preemergence Herbicide Applications
Time is Running Out for Preemergence Control of Crabgrass

4/15/05
Rhizoctonia Large Patch (Zoysia Patch)

4/13/05
Slowly Greening Lawns

4/9/05
Do-It-Yourselfer
Buyer Beware: Annual Ryegrass is Not a Persistent Turfgrass Species for Indiana Homelawns
Dandelions: Friend or Foe?
Star of Bethlehem, Spring Beauty Emerging in Shaded Areas
Dark Green Patches in Otherwise Lighter Green Lawn
Tan Patches in an Otherwise Green Lawn
Professional
Spring Dandelion Control for Professionals

3/25/05
Do-It-Yourselfer
Control Them Now
Fire up the Mower!
To Fertilize Lawns or not to Fertilize: That is the Question
Professional
Timing of Preemergence Herbicides
Spring Weed Control or Seeding?
Tracking Growing Degree Days
Herbicide Delays after Seeding

2/9/05
Mid-winter Mole Activity

2/2/05
Professional
Dealing With Flood Damage
Purdue Alumni and Friends Reception at the GCSAA in Orlando
There are still openings for the IN-IL Turfgrass Short Course
Thanks for Attending or Helping with Another Successful Midwest Turf Expo
Raffle Winners at Turf Expo

 

2004 TURF TIPS

 


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