Sustainable Practices in Facilities & Grounds

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Peter Ashe, Facilities Operations, UNCG, presentation at UNC Focus Forward event April 7, 2010

Peter Ashe, Facilities Operations, UNCG, presentation at UNC Focus Forward event April 7, 2010

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  • 1. Growing Sustainability at UNC Greensboro
    By Mr. Peter Ashe
    UNC Greensboro Department of Facilities & Grounds Maintenance
  • 2. IPMIntegrated Pest ManagementIntegrated Plant Management
  • 3. Every Plant has it’s Place to GrowVariablesSunShadeSoil TypeClimate
  • 4. Willow Oak
  • 5. American Elm
  • 6. American Chestnut
  • 7. Long Leaf Pine
    Official State Tree
  • 8. Loblolly Pines in Bed of Clover
  • 9. Zoysiagrass
  • 10. Fine Leaf Fescue
  • 11. Dormant Bermuda
  • 12. Perennial Rye Grass
  • 13. Soil Testing
  • 14. Testing Golf Green Soil
  • 15. Tissue Testing
  • 16. Spoon Feeding
  • 17. Moisture Deficient Areas
  • 18. Wetting Agent
  • 19. Wetting Agent
  • 20. Irrigate At Wilt Point
  • 21. All Clippings Recycled – NoCollection
  • 22. Soil Aeration
  • 23. Isolated High Use Areas
  • 24. Cutting Golf Greens
    More Grass – More Roots – Better Health!
  • 25. Spoon Feeding
  • 26. Growth Regulators
    Primo Maxx by Syngennta
  • 27. Herbicide
  • 28. Compost Pile
  • 29. Reel Mower Sharpening
    Skilled Technicians sharpen blades in-house
  • 30. Surplus Vehicles
  • 31. Independent Wells
  • 32. Sod Turf Nursery
  • 33. Alternative to Pre-emergent crabgrass herbicides Improved Soil through Composting and Seeding
  • 34. The Future?
  • 35. The Perfect Turf?
  • 36. Develop More Alternative Ground Covers -Moss isOK
  • 37. Plastic Grass
    Click/Copy on link below for pros & cons of artificial turf
    http://www.athenasmi.org/projects/docs/UCC_project_ATHENA_technical_paper.pdf
  • 38. Drainage Problems of North Practice Field
  • 39. Bird Houses
  • 40. Sample of Community Garden
    Khale,, Spinach, and Leaks
  • 41. Future Community Garden Site
  • 42. Crimson Clover
  • 43. Future Community Garden Site
  • 44. Future Community Garden?
  • 45. National Recognition!