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    • Sports Turf Plant: Red Fescue Term: Sprig
    • Fine or Red Fescue
      • Cool season
      • Shade tolerant
      • Fine texture
      • Establish by seed or sod
      • Deep green
      • Drought tolerant
      • Low – No additional fertilizer required
      • Mow to 1 ½ to 2”
      • Creeping fescue or Chewnings fescue
    • Sprig
      • Cut up pieces of grass plants that spread by rhizomes and stolons
      • Disc them into soil
      • Or
      • Spread across soil and cover with a thin layer of sand.
      • Root and grow rapidly in summer
      • Doesn’t work until it is warm out
    • Bentgrass
      • Cool Season Grass
      • Full sun
      • Grown on sand
      • Texture: Fine
      • Requires more water than most sod
      • Requires mowing minimum every 2 days to 1/8” to 1/4”
      • Prone to disease
      • Fertilize every 4-6 weeks
      • Recommended Uses
        • Golf Courses Greens
        • Lawn tennis courts
        • Croquet pitches
        • Lawn bowling greens
      • Not a lawn grass!!
    • Virginia Tech Lane Stadium - Worsham Field
      • Sports Turf Management Association’s college field of the year 2008
      • Patriot Bermuda grass
        • New variety developed for sports turf by Oklahoma State University
    • Greentech ITM
      • Richmond, Virginia Company
      • Has installed field turf for:
        • Virginia Tech
        • Michigan State
        • New York Giants
        • 2004 Athens Olympics
        • 2008 Beijing Olympics
    • Integrated Tray Management
      • 4,600 4 x 4 trays rest on pedestals 2 -3” above an asphalt base.
      • Fertigation system
      • A vacuum system connects 22 air vents under the field
      • Moisture level is precisely controlled
      • The air vents allow air to be blown up through the trays to improve the flow of oxygen, which will enhance grass growth.
      • A heating system warms the soil to extend the Bermuda grass active season
    • Virginia Tech Grass
      • Patriot Bermuda grass
        • Supplied by Oakwood Sod Farm in Delmar, MD
        • Improved Bermuda grass with greater cold tolerance
        • Established with 2,000 bushels of grass sprigs
        • Takes 90 days from planting to game ready
    • Turf Program
      • Jason Bowers turf manager.
        • 2008 Turf award winner
        • 2000 graduate of Virginia Tech’s 2 year turf management program
        • Sows 3,500 lbs of ryegrass seed every September
        • Keeps field green until Late November
        • Cover with straw from December until April
        • Remove the ryegrass with a dethatching machine in May.
    • Trays
    • Transition Golf Turf
      • Greens
        • Bentgrass
        • Mowed to 1/8” to ¼” height w/ special mowers
      • Tees – Bentgrass, Bermuda or Zoysia
      • Fairways & Rough
        • Bermuda – Ryegrass combination
        • Bluegrass
        • Fescue
    • Quiz tomorrow
      • Review
      • Best grass for shade?
      • Best grass for quick greening?
      • Best grass for drought tolerance?
      • Best looking cool season grass?
      • What grass is going dormant now?
      • What could you do to get it to turn green?
    • Today
      • Turf ID Tool