Lawn Management

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Outreach Media of UNL Turfgrass Faculty October-November

11/06/2023

For the months of October and November, a few of our University of Nebraska-Lincoln Turfgrass Science programs faculty have appeared in podcasts and/or on the local news on information on their respective programs.

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Dandelion and white clover in grass, located in front of Plant Science Hall building on east campus.

Perennial Broadleaf Weed Management in the Fall

09/22/2023

In turfgrass areas, perennial broadleaf weeds are difficult to control. Perennial broadleaf weeds include dandelions, ground ivy, white clover, to broadleaf plantain. This article explains the use of postemergence herbicide than preemergence herbicide for perennial broadleaf weed suppression and why fall is the best time for chemical control.

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Picture of front cover of 2023 edition of Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals.

2023 Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals is Available Now

08/23/2023

The 2023 edition of the Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals is available now. This publication presents updated weed identification and weed management control for turfgrass professionals in golf course, sports fields, sod farms, lawns, and other turfgrass related areas. This guide is in collaboration with other turfgrass weed experts in the states of North Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. 

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Overseeding in the Fall

08/15/2023

We are officially into turfgrass overseeding season. The suggested timing for turfgrass overseeding for cool-season grasses is from August 15 to September 15 in eastern Nebraska and August 15 to September 5 for western Nebraska. But why this specific time for overseeding during these dates?  

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Cool Season Lawn Calendar for Western Nebraska

07/10/2023

Updated to our turf.unl.edu website is the Cool Season Lawn Calendar for Western Nebraska. The information on this calendar is specifically for cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, fine fescue, and perennial ryegrass that are grown in lawns specifically in western Nebraska. The duration of the calendar is from April to November and includes guidance for fertilization in newer lawns (less than 20 years old) and older lawns, cultural practices, and pest control, similar to eastern calendar layout.

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U.S. drought monitor for June 27 for the state of Nebraska from droughtmonitor.unl.edu.

June and July 2023 Update from Nebraska Turfgrass Science

06/30/2023

The article discusses the progress on Growing Degree Days (GDD) for different parts of the state, an update on the drought conditions in the state of Nebraska, how to manage water with different turfgrass types, and updates from the turfgrass program at UNL for June and July 2023.

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Agenda and Registration Open for 2023 Nebraska Turfgrass Field Day

05/26/2023

The agenda and registration for the 2023 Nebraska Turfgrass Field Day are now available. This is a great opportunity to see and learn about the ongoing research that is happening in the Turfgrass program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Updated Management Calendar for Cool Season Lawns in Eastern Nebraska

04/03/2023

Updated to our turf.unl.edu website is the Cool Season Lawn Calendar for Eastern Nebraska. The information on this calendar is specifically for cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and perennial ryegrass that are grown in lawns specifically in eastern Nebraska. The duration of the calendar is from April to November and includes guidance for fertilization in newer lawns (less than 20 years old) and older lawns, cultural practices, and pest control.

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