The Identification and Selection of Amenity Grass Species and Cultivars for Golf

This Focus On session will provide delegates with the practical identification of the the main grass species used in amenity turf. Covering plant morphology, growth habit and key identifying features of amenity grasses. Selection of correct species/cultivar for specific sports and amenity uses. What different characteristics do amenity grasses display? Advantages/disadvantages of different species. Why do we select specific species for certain sports? What are the best grasses for use on a golf course?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify grasses used in amenity surfaces
  • Identify key morphological features of grass plant
  • Distinguish individual grass plants within mixed turf
  • Select correct species for intended use
  • Select best cultivar(s) of species for specific use
  • Understand selection of grasses process

Presented by Mark Ferguson, Research Manager, STRI

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