Identification and selection of amenity grass species and cultivars for golf

9:30AM - 12:45PM, 22 Mar 2022

Identification and selection of amenity grass species and cultivars for golf

Time:                  9.30am - 12.45pm

CPD Value:        3 Credits

Cost:                   Member £65 + VAT | Non Member £130 + VAT

This half day class will provide delegates with practical identification of 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 and 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 the selection of grasses process

Presented by: Mark Ferguson, Research Manager, STRI Group

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Mark Ferguson

Research Manager STRI Group Ltd

Mark is a research manager who has been with STRI for over 20 years.He is STRI’s resident tennis expert and manages research and consultancy projects for The All England Club and The Lawn Tennis Association. Mark also manages product trials, including efficacy and crop safety (ORETO 136) and grass selection trials.


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