Courses of Study: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Sports Turfgrass Production and Management
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1.) Describe job characteristics in various career opportunities in the sports turfgrass industry.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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2.) Identify workplace safety precautions for sports turfgrass personnel.

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3.) Identify common names, characteristics, and uses of warm- and cool-season perennial grasses.

•  Categorizing climatic regions in the United States to determine suitable grasses
Examples: Region 1—Kentucky bluegrass

- Region 2—Bermuda grass

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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4.) Differentiate among the growth patterns of turfgrasses, including rhizome, stolon, and bunch.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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5.) Explain soil preparation techniques needed during turfgrass renovations.

Examples: grading, draining, fertilizing

•  Describing the components of soils and the importance of each to the turfgrass industry
•  Describing methods of establishing turfgrasses
Examples: seeding, sodding, plugging, sprigging

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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6.) Evaluate the results of a soil analysis.

•  Comparing characteristics of primary and secondary macronutrients and micronutrients
Examples: primary macronutrients—nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium

- secondary macronutrients—calcium, sulfur, magnesium

- micronutrients—carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, iron, boron, manganese, copper, zinc, molybdenum, chloride

•  Describing symptoms of deficiencies in turfgrasses
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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Sports Turfgrass Production and Management
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7.) Identify insects, diseases, and weeds that affect specific turfgrasses.

Examples: insects—army worms, grubs, mole crickets

- diseases—dollar spot, fairy ring

- weeds—crabgrass, annual bluegrass

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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8.) Differentiate among various types of pesticides.

Examples: preemergence, postemergence, selective and nonselective monosodium methanearsonate (MSMA)

•  Describing techniques for preparing pesticide mixtures
•  Demonstrating safe use of pesticides
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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9.) Explain mowing heights, frequency of mowing, and patterns of mowing for use on various turfgrasses.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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10.) Design a sports field, including dimensions and components.

Examples: football, baseball, soccer, softball

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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11.) Identify characteristics of various parts of a golf course, including greens, fairways, roughs, traps, and tees.

•  Describing the basic design and layout features of a golf course
Examples: number of greens, number of sand traps, water features, yardage

•  Prescribing maintenance procedures for a golf course
•  Identifying responsibilities of the superintendent, director of grounds, golf professional, marshal, and maintenance crew
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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12.) Evaluate skills needed to design drainage and irrigation systems.

•  Demonstrating skills needed to install and maintain drainage and irrigation systems
Examples: plumbing, electrical

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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13.) Identify uses of tools and equipment needed for the maintenance of turfgrasses.

Examples: tools—hand sprayers for applying pesticides, spreaders for applying g fertilizers

- equipment—power mowers for cutting turfgrass, gasoline blowers for removing debris

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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14.) Demonstrate business-related work ethics.

Examples: following instructions, being on-time, cooperating with others

•  Demonstrating managerial skills for the successful operation of a landscape or turfgrass business
Examples: keeping records, budgeting, pricing, scheduling work, inventorying, purchasing, advertising, handling customer complaints, communicating in oral and written form

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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15.) Identify advancements in technology that enhance the sports and recreation turfgrass industry.