Speakers: Chrissie Segars, Ph.D. - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Ambika Chandra, Ph.D. - Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Zoysiagrass, a warm season turfgrass, is adapted to the tropical regions as well as the transition zone of the US. The interest in the use of zoysiagrass on sports fields is increasing. With proper selection of varieties and proper management practices, zoysiagrass will produce high quality playing surfaces with fewer inputs. This seminar will review the history, genetics, development, performance, and use of zoysiagrass on sports fields. Participants should learn a brief history of zoysigrass, the current available cultivars, plus their strengths and weaknesses as well as the latest agronomic and pest management strategies to provide peak performance.