HALT 2312
Turfgrass Maintenance

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course description:   Instruction in common turfgrass cultural practices. Topics include calculations, application of materials, and the operation and maintenance of equipment.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain turfgrass response to cultural activities; describe cultural practices; and perform turfgrass establishment procedures.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Exams, Labs, Attendance with daily assignments
      Exams – 25%
      Lab (Attendance 15%, Participation10%) – 25%
      Attendance and daily assignments – 25%
      Final Exam – 25%
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required Book:  Turfgrass Science and Management by Robert Emmons, Fourth Edition.  ISBN:  978-1-4180-1330-1
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates.  Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class.
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Students with disabilities
  6. Course Content

    Week 1 Introduction, Discuss Internships
    Week 2 Weed ID
    Week 3 Weed Management Strategies
    Week 4 Turf Insects
    Week 5 Turf Diseases
    Week 6 Turf Fertilizers
    Week 7 Turf aerification
    Week 8 Water quality and greens flushing
    Week 9 Ultradwarfs and winterkill
    Week 10 Bent grass
    Week 11 Other warm season grasses 
    Week 12 USGA greens construction and establishment
    Week 13 Plant growth regulators
    Week 14 Stimpmeter and soil moisture meter
    Week 15 Golf course equipment
    Week 16 Review
    Week 17 Final

Disclaimer:  The above schedule, policies, procedures and assignments in this course are subject to change.


Last Modified: August 16, 2016