Forrest County Agricultural High School Students Visits with the Mississippi State University Turfgrass Team

Approximately 35 high school students traveled from Brooklyn, MS (just south of Hattiesburg) on Monday, March 7, 2016 to visit various turfgrass facilities at Mississippi State University.  Forrest County Agricultural High School teachers Mary Helen Lett (teaches Introduction to Agriculture), … Continue reading

Triplex Greensmower Operation

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Recently, Mr. Pat Sneed developed a great lab session for the golf course operations class titled “Employee training”.  Students were assigned in groups of two and given time to develop a stepwise procedure for pre-operation inspection, equipment operation, and post … Continue reading

Winter Kill? What Now?

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The most prominent turf species of Mississippi – bahia, bermuda, centipede, fescue, St. Augustine, and Zoysia – were all affected by the cold winter temperatures. In Tupelo, temperatures reached 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Starkville reached 8 degrees. Further south, areas near … Continue reading

Weed of the Week: Carolina Geranium

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Authors: Jed McCoy, Doug Martin, Jordan Billingsley What is Carolina Geranium? Carolina Geranium (Geranium carolinianum) is a member of the Geranium family (Geraniaceae).  It is a native, broadleaf winter annual. One will typically find Carolina Geranium in poor soils and … Continue reading

Weed of the Week: Shepherd’s-purse

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Authors: Michael Denney, Christo Sullivan, Dustin Miller Description Shepherd’s-purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris, is a winter annual or biennial plant that reproduces by seed. Seed will typically germinate when soil temperatures are below 60oF in the fall or early spring. Shepherd’s-purse first emerges … Continue reading

Weed of the Week: Hairy Bittercress

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Authors: Ashley Averitt, Wes Dyer, Coleman Torgersen Description Hairy bittercress, Cardamine hirsute L., depending on its location, is a winter or summer annual weed. It is most often found in landscape areas, container-grown plants, and greenhouses. Its stems branch at … Continue reading

Weed of the Week: Chamberbitter

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 Authors: Jed McCoy, Corey Garrison, Justin Hickman What is Chamberbitter? Chamberbitter (Phyllanthus urinaria) is a member of the Spurge family (Euphorbiaceae), sometimes referred to as gripeweed, leafflower, or little mimosa.  It is native to Asia, but has found its way … Continue reading