Turf Rundown – Turfgrass Management in the Shade

When it comes to managing turfgrass in shade, an understanding of the actual causes of shade is important.  Shade is simply the lack of necessary light for optimal turfgrass growth.  Reduced light, or shade, results in reduced photosynthesis, in turn causing the induced turfgrass stress.  Click here to learn more about shade’s effects on photosynthesis, plant growth, and maintenance practices.  Dr. John Sorochan will be giving a presentation, Understanding, Assessing, and Managing Shade Stress Problems in Stadiums, at the SFMA Conference on Wednesday, January 15 at 8 am.









Photo courtesy of Dan Bergstrom, CSFM