Fraise Mowing for Weed Control in Pesticide Free Fields
.1 STMA CEU
1 MDAR CEU - categories 32 & 37
Tom Barry, CSFM, Greens Farms Academy, Westport, CT
This extensive fraise mowing project, on a K-12 athletic field in Connecticut, set out to control not only poa annua but other troublesome perennial weeds like clover. With the ability to use traditional chemistry for weed control completely restricted, mechanical control is the only real option for managing turfgrass weeds at this site. Join us for an in-depth look at the process of fraise mowing from start to finish, as well as the thought process behind seed selection and topdressing material while considering spring weed competition. There will also be an update since the project to discuss lessons learned and things that would have been done differently for the next fraise mowing project.
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