For those without an urgent need to produce more grass, it is suggested that you really learn the parts of a plant, their function, the types of grasses and their characteristics. A solid foundation of what grass is, the various types, and their potential will allow for better decision making in the future.

Students are encourage to follow the course of study below.

  1. Structures - definitions and functions.
  2. Life Cycles - annual, biennial, and perennial.
  3. Developmental Phases - vegetative, transition, and reproductive.
  4. Photosynthesis - what it is and how it works.
  5. Types - bunch/sod, forage/turf, cool/warm season, tall/short, and jointed/nonjointed.
  6. Defoliation - what determines regrowth potential.
  7. Management Scenarios - real-life, practical examples.