Michigan State University Extension’s focus on turfgrass management brings together faculty, specialists, and educators who work with both professional turfgrass managers and homeowners in managing turfgrass in an environmentally responsible manner. Programming exists for golf course superintendents, lawn care operators, athletic field managers, sod growers, landscape managers and homeowners.
May 16, 2013 | Kevin Frank | The second best chance you have to control troubling broadleaf weeds such as ground ivy is when they're flowering.
May 9, 2013 | Kevin Frank | Another annual rite of spring is upon us: dandelions. The best time to control will be at the puff ball stage.
May 2, 2013 | Dave Smitley | Watch for European crane fly damage to lawns and golf courses in May. To be better prepared, here are pictures of European crane fly larvae, adults and turf damage.
May 2, 2013 | Kevin Frank | Quackgrass infestations in lawns and other turf areas stand out this time of year due to accelerated top growth.
April 30, 2013 | Lyndon Kelley | Checking irrigation system uniformity is the first step in improving water use efficiency and lowering energy use.
April 25, 2013 | Dave Smitley | Watch for dead patches in lawns that grow larger over the next three weeks. Learn how to prevent grub and skunk problems in the future.
April 25, 2013 | Kevin Frank | Recent rainfall events have resulted in flooding of many lawns and other turf areas. Unless flooding was accompanied by soil deposition, most turf areas should have minimal damage.
April 23, 2013 | Christina Curell | Six field practices can protect water quality from herbicide applications.
April 23, 2013 | Christina Curell | Fifteen steps to safely apply herbicides.
April 12, 2013 | Kevin Frank | Spring has been very slow to arrive, but models indicate many areas of central and southern Michigan may soon be in the optimum application window for preemergence herbicides.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
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Date: Jul 9, 2013
Location: Hope College Grounds Dept., 200 E. 9th St., Holland, MI 49423
Date: Jul 11, 2013
Location: Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503
- Drought Resources
- Gardening in Michigan
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- MSU Plant Diagnostics Lab
- MSU Turf Diseases
- MSU Turfgrass Science
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil Test Kit Self-Mailer (E3154)
- Turfgrass Pest Management: Training Manual For Comm Applicators - Category3A (E2327)