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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2010

01/16/2011
What is Driving Recent Increases in Fertilizer Prices?
Top Ten Turf Tips of 2010

Educational Opportunity
Indiana Green Expo; January 17-19, 2010
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis
Brochure: www.indianagreenexpo.com
On-site registration available
Workshops on Monday (1/17)
Educational Sessions on Tuesday (1/18) and Wednesday (1/19)
IN, OH, KY, MI, and GCSAA credits available
Tradeshow Tuesday (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm), Wednesday (10:30 - 3:30 pm)

 

11/15/2010
Late Drought Causing Problems and Questions for Many
Purdue Turf Club Apparel
Educational Opportunity
Indiana Green Expo; January 17-19, 2010
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis
Registration: http://indianagreenexpo.com/

11/02/2010
Late Fall fertilization
Educational Opportunity
Basic Training: Turf Management; December 7, 2010
Marion Co. Extension Office, Indianapolis
Seminar brochure
Register On-line
Basic Training: Turf Management; December 9, 2010
Lake Co. Extension Office, Crown Point
Seminar brochure
Register On-line
10/18/2010
Educational Opportunity
Turf and Ornamental Seminar, November 8-9, 2010,
Seminar brochure
Register On-line
Homeowners
What should I do with all these falling leaves?
Turf Professionals and Homeowners
How late is too late to control broadleaf weeds?
Is it too late to seed?
Purdue Fans
Article highlight
Game Starters: Al Capitos, superintendent of Turf and Maintenance for Purdue University Athletics
 
09/29/2010
Homeowners and Turf Professionals
What to do about deteriorated lawns?
Record drought and heat are making seedling establishment a serious challenge
Fall time mole control
Rust diseases: Why is my lawn orange?
Late Season Insects found in turfgrass
Rick Latin on Sabbatical Leave
Turf Professionals only
Dealing with Drought: Fertilizing, Weed Control, Seeding, and Aerification adjustments
Why do parking lot islands of turf fail in the summertime?
09/10/2010
Lawn Cultivation: Is now the time?
Fertilizer Recommendations
Predicting the Future and Documenting the Past
08/24/2010
Time to make the donuts… or better yet, time to cultivate!
Now is the time to seed lawns and other turf areas
08/18/2010
Summer Stress - Part IV: Summer insects: Monitoring for summer pests and preparing for fall
08/04/2010
Summer Stress - Part III: Summer weeds: Common summer weeds and their control
Grass Moths Everywhere
Crabgrass
08/02/2010
Summer Stress - Part II: Summer diseases in Residential Turf
07/28/2010
August Is Grub Target Month
07/26/2010
Gray Leaf Spot 2010
Summer Stress - Part I:
Too hot: Why some turfgrass species look poor in summer
07/14/2010
Rain gardens and turf
Wet and Flooded Turf
Contact Information for Dr. Aaron Patton
06/17/2010
Call Before Sending Samples to PPDL!
06/14/2010
Turf Disease Watch
Turf Field Day on July 20
Goose Round-up – ‘Yee-Haw’
Slime mold
06/07/2010
Sharpen Mower Blades
Dr. Aaron Patton Joining Purdue as Turf Extension Specialist
05/21/2010
May Fertilization
05/03/2010
Managing Seedheads
04/19/2010
Warm Weather and Spring Mowing Woe’s
Dandelion Control
Hunting Billbugs in Zoysiagrass
James Rutledge Awarded The Musser Award of Excellence
04/05/2010
Crabgrass Control
Spring seeding
Professionals: Multiple Targeting with Pesticides
03/22/2010
Purdue Turfgrass Research Report Available On-Line
Tiny Trails in Turfgrass
Spring Mowing Tips
03/08/2010
Snow mold damage
02/23/2010
Choosing a Preemergence Herbicide
Professionals Only: Premergence herbicide strategies
Calculating the pounds of fertilizer to apply
02/08/2010
What’s it really cost to maintain an athletic field?
01/28/2010
Purdue Alumni and Friends Reception at the GCSAA in San Diego
01/19/2010
Thanks to all who attended the Indiana Green Expo
Recent cold temperatures should have little effect on winter survival of Bermuda, zoysiagrass, or cool-season turfgrasses.

 

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