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Field Schedules

Fall Sports Only - Minimal Resource Management

Resource management levels: High | Medium | Minimal

Management schedules are approximate “ideal” timing for specific practices. These timings will be adjusted based on weather conditions, soil type, and field use.

Spring Summer Fall
Recovery and rest Use
03-March 04-April 05-May 06-June 07-July 08-Aug 09-Sept 10-Oct 11-Nov
0MOWING

Keep mower blades sharp to reduce turf injury and fuel usage.

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Mow at the highest recommended cutting height for the grass species growing that minimizes mowing.

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Mow at the highest recommended cutting height for the grass species growing that minimizes mowing.

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Mow at the highest recommended cutting height for the grass species growing that minimizes mowing.

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Mow at the highest recommended cutting height for the grass species growing that minimizes mowing.

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Mow at the highest recommended cutting height for the grass species growing that minimizes mowing.

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Reduce mowing height gradually at no more than ½” per week until the desired height for the particular sport is attained. Mowing frequency can be increased to increase turf density.

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Reduce mowing height gradually at no more than ½” per week until the desired height for the particular sport is attained. Mowing frequency can be increased to increase turf density.

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Reduce mowing height gradually at no more than ½” per week until the desired height for the particular sport is attained. Mowing frequency can be increased to increase turf density.

1WATERING

Lack of irrigation can lead to risky playing conditions.

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Inability to supply water during dry periods increases risk of injury from excessive surface hardness and thin turf. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing irrigation equipment.

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Inability to supply water during dry periods increases risk of injury from excessive surface hardness and thin turf. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing irrigation equipment.

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Inability to supply water during dry periods increases risk of injury from excessive surface hardness and thin turf. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing irrigation equipment.

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Inability to supply water during dry periods increases risk of injury from excessive surface hardness and thin turf. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing irrigation equipment.

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Inability to supply water during dry periods increases risk of injury from excessive surface hardness and thin turf. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing irrigation equipment.

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Inability to supply water during dry periods increases risk of injury from excessive surface hardness and thin turf. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing irrigation equipment.

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Inability to supply water during dry periods increases risk of injury from excessive surface hardness and thin turf. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing irrigation equipment.

2FERTILIZING

Amount of Nitrogen per 1,000 sq.ft. Use soil test results for P and K recommendations.

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Follow NYS law and do not apply fertilizer before April 1. Check for more stringent regulations in your area.

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Apply 1# of a 50% water- soluble nitrogen source in early April.

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Apply 1# of a 50% water soluble nitrogen source in mid-August.

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Fertilizer applications may be restricted, check local fertilizer laws.

3CULTIVATING

Lack of cultivation can lead to risky playing conditions.

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Inability to cultivate will increase risk of injury from excessive surface hardness and thin turf. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing cultivation equipment.

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Inability to cultivate will increase risk of injury from excessive surface hardness and thin turf. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing cultivation equipment.

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Inability to cultivate will increase risk of injury from excessive surface hardness and thin turf. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing cultivation equipment.

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Inability to cultivate will increase risk of injury from excessive surface hardness and thin turf. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing cultivation equipment.

4OVERSEEDING

Focus on high traffic areas.

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Seed perennial rye at 2#/1,000 sq. ft. weekly in high-use areas.

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Seed perennial rye at 2#/1,000 sq. ft. weekly in high-use areas.

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Seed perennial rye at 2#/1,000 sq. ft. weekly in high-use areas.

5TOPDRESSING

Lack of topdressing can lead to risky playing conditions.

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Inability to topdress will increase risk of injury from irregularities in the surface. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing topdressing equipment.

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Inability to topdress will increase risk of injury from irregularities in the surface. When possible follow the Medium Management program by borrowing topdressing equipment.