Turf Tips

New turf tips will be added regularly during the growing season. If you need help that is not covered in our current Turf Tips, search our past Turf Tips in the box above right. The following recommendations are for the state of Indiana and may not apply to turf areas outside of Indiana.

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2009

12/18/2009
Early-Bird deadline extended to midnight on Monday 12/21 for pre-registration to the Indiana Green Expo.

11/24/2009
Invitation to the Indiana Green Expo from Gary Shetler, MRTF President

11/20/2009
It’s not too late to do a lot of good for your lawn
Register for the Indiana Green Expo

11/5/2009
Open Position on the MRTF Board of Directors

11/2/2009
Cold, rainy, windy conditions playing havoc on fall applications
A Few Openings Still Available for Turf and Ornamental Seminar on November 9-10
Upcoming Education: Basic Training Turfgrass Management

10/16/2009
Regenerating Fall Use Athletic Fields
Keep mowing to mulch those tree leaves!
Keep mowing and don’t set the mower down
Cool, damp weather hindering fall turf work
Turf 101: Why does a November application of fertilizer work?

10/14/2009
Turfgrass Extension Specialist Position Open at Purdue University

9/18/2009
Controlling escaped fountaingrass in a lawn
Professionals Only: Dry weather hampers broadleaf weed control, fertilization
Openings still available for MRTF Golf Day on September 30

9/3/2009
Damping off diseases in new seedlings
Cool temperatures allow a jump on beneficial fall maintenance practices
Reminder: New golf course pesticide rule went into effect August 1, 2009

8/31/2009
Tall fescue for Indiana lawns but not most sports fields
MRTF Golf Day at The Fort in Indianapolis on September 30

8/12/2009
Drought affects all turf areas differently

8/10/2009
Professionals only: Rust/dollar spot thriving in lawns
Rust Diseases
Dollar Spot
Professionals only: Avoid late summer weed control
Now is the Time to Start Improving Your Lawn
How much perennial ryegrass/Kentucky bluegrass in a mix?

8/7/2009
Cicada killers: A Nuisance or a Danger?

7/9/2009
New web registration now available for the Midwest Regional Turf Field Day on July 21
Goosegrass control is difficult in sports and golf turf

7/1/2009
The somewhat random world of herbicide burn injury on turf
Controlling ground ivy and/or violets
For professionals only: Solitare herbicide now labeled for Indiana

6/19/2009
Moss in greens
Summer Mowing and Fertilization
Using clover for lawns?????
Patch Disease Symptoms Starting to Show in Dry Kentucky Bluegrass Lawns
White Grub Biology and Control  in Espanol

6/9/2009
New topics and tours at the Turf Field Day on July 21
Poa annua, Poa trivialis, and/or creeping bentgrass in lawns and sports fields
Reicher to join University of Nebraska in March

5/28/2009
White Clover in Golf Courses, Sports Turf, and Lawns
Effects of wet spring on turf
Dallisgrass healthy in southern IN
Southern IN: Controlling common lespedeza (Lespedeza striata)
Rhizoctonia Spring Patches
Believe it or not, drought symptoms appearing in turf

5/4/2009
Yellow Patch Is Active!
Volunteer tree seedlings in lawns?
Responsible fertilization of home lawns
Changing soil pH under turf

4/17/2009
Season-long Grub Control Advertisements
Seeding into areas where preemergence herbicide was applied this spring
Gypsum as a soil amendment? Probably not
Spring Lawn Aerification

4/10/2009
Knotweed germinating next to sidewalks and other hotspots
Spacing between passes with a rotary spreader
Dandelions: Friend or Foe?
Professionals Only: Spring Dandelion Control


4/3/2009
Turf 101: Limit Spring Fertilization
Turf 101: Spring Mowing
Winter damage in cool-season turf
Lots of Colors in Spring Lawns
Billbugs on the move in Southern Indiana
For professionals only: Poa annua seedheads
Purdue Turfgrass Research Report Available On-Line

3/20/2009
Seed now to get a jump on crabgrass germination
Professionals Only: Syngenta’s Tenacity receives federal label for residential and sports turf
MSMA is a “stop sale” agreement, not a “stop use”

3/3/2009
Tracking Growing Degree Days for Applications? Indiana now in expanded GDD Tracker

2/20/2009
Professionals Only: Premergence herbicide strategies

2/13/2009
Purdue Team WINS the 2009 GCSAA TURF Quiz Bowl Competition!!!
MSMA still available but use is limited


1/28/2009
Purdue Alumni and Friends Reception at the GCSAA in New Orleans
Thank You to Everyone who Attended the Indiana Green Expo
Choosing a Preemergence Herbicide
Calculating the pounds of fertilizer to apply
Yellow nutsedge may be far off concern, but spring applications show promise
Yellow Nutsedge, The Scourge of Lawns and Landscapes in Nebraska
Preemergence Yellow Nutsedge Control In Spring Seeded Tall Fescue With Tenacity, Dismiss and Echelon

 

2008 TURF TIPS

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2006 TURF TIPS

2005 TURF TIPS

2004 TURF TIPS


Department of Agronomy, Turf Program
915 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-494-8039

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