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Sports Turf
Virginia Tech Lane Stadium - Worsham Field <ul><li>Sports Turf Management Association’s college field of the year 2008 </l...
Greentech ITM <ul><li>Richmond, Virginia Company </li></ul><ul><li>Has installed field turf for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vir...
Integrated Tray Management <ul><li>4,600 4 x 4 trays rest on pedestals 2 -3” above an asphalt base.  </li></ul><ul><li>Fer...
Virginia Tech Grass <ul><li>Patriot Bermuda grass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplied by Oakwood Sod Farm in Delmar, MD </li></...
Sprig <ul><li>Cut up pieces of grass plants that spread by rhizomes and stolons </li></ul><ul><li>Disc them into soil  </l...
Turf Program <ul><li>Jason Bowers turf manager. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 Turf award winner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20...
Trays
Transition Golf Turf <ul><li>Greens  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bentgrass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mowed to 1/8” to ¼” height...
Quiz tomorrow <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Best grass for shade? </li></ul><ul><li>Best grass for quick greening? </li...
Bentgrass <ul><li>Cool Season Grass </li></ul><ul><li>Full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Grown on sand </li></ul><ul><li>Texture: ...
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  1. 1. Sports Turf
  2. 2. Virginia Tech Lane Stadium - Worsham Field <ul><li>Sports Turf Management Association’s college field of the year 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Patriot Bermuda grass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New variety developed for sports turf by Oklahoma State University </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Greentech ITM <ul><li>Richmond, Virginia Company </li></ul><ul><li>Has installed field turf for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virginia Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michigan State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York Giants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2004 Athens Olympics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 Beijing Olympics </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Integrated Tray Management <ul><li>4,600 4 x 4 trays rest on pedestals 2 -3” above an asphalt base. </li></ul><ul><li>Fertigation system </li></ul><ul><li>A vacuum system connects 22 air vents under the field </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture level is precisely controlled </li></ul><ul><li>The air vents allow air to be blown up through the trays to improve the flow of oxygen, which will enhance grass growth. </li></ul><ul><li>A heating system warms the soil to extend the Bermuda grass active season </li></ul>
  5. 5. Virginia Tech Grass <ul><li>Patriot Bermuda grass </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplied by Oakwood Sod Farm in Delmar, MD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved Bermuda grass with greater cold tolerance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Established with 2,000 bushels of grass sprigs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes 90 days from planting to game ready </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Sprig <ul><li>Cut up pieces of grass plants that spread by rhizomes and stolons </li></ul><ul><li>Disc them into soil </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Spread across soil and cover with a thin layer of sand. </li></ul><ul><li>Root and grow rapidly in summer </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t work until it is warm out </li></ul>
  7. 7. Turf Program <ul><li>Jason Bowers turf manager. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 Turf award winner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2000 graduate of Virginia Tech’s 2 year turf management program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sows 3,500 lbs of ryegrass seed every September </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps field green until Late November </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover with straw from December until April </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove the ryegrass with a dethatching machine in May. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Trays
  9. 9. Transition Golf Turf <ul><li>Greens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bentgrass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mowed to 1/8” to ¼” height w/ special mowers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tees – Bentgrass, Bermuda or Zoysia </li></ul><ul><li>Fairways & Rough </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bermuda – Ryegrass combination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bluegrass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fescue </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Quiz tomorrow <ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Best grass for shade? </li></ul><ul><li>Best grass for quick greening? </li></ul><ul><li>Best grass for drought tolerance? </li></ul><ul><li>Best looking cool season grass? </li></ul><ul><li>What grass goes dormant in fall? </li></ul><ul><li>What could you do to get it to turn green? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bentgrass <ul><li>Cool Season Grass </li></ul><ul><li>Full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Grown on sand </li></ul><ul><li>Texture: Fine </li></ul><ul><li>Requires more water than most sod </li></ul><ul><li>Requires mowing minimum every 2 days to 1/8” to 1/4” </li></ul><ul><li>Prone to disease </li></ul><ul><li>Fertilize every 4-6 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Golf Courses Greens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawn tennis courts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Croquet pitches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawn bowling greens </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not a lawn grass!! </li></ul>
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