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When should turfgrass be watered?

Most of the grasses require about one inch of water per week when they are actively growing. Either watch your own rain gage, or watch the weatherman and keep up with how much rain has fallen for the past week. If more than one-half inch has fallen, don't water. If no rain has fallen, add one inch of water. Try to water only once a week, one inch at a time. 

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An Eastern mole.
Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Natural Resources, Wildlife February 19, 2021

If you’ve noticed irregular, snake-like raised ridges throughout your lawn, Eastern moles have most likely found themselves at home. They are known for building a network of tunnels underground, and typically spend 90 percent of their lives there.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Grains, Rice, Soybeans, Sweet Potatoes, Agri-tourism, Beekeeping, Equine, Goats and Sheep, Poultry, Swine, Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Vegetable Gardens, Forestry February 2, 2021

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Each February marks the occasion for producers to share their research and programming needs with Mississippi State University agricultural specialists in person.

To comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the opportunity will be extended virtually this year.

Filed Under: Landscape Design and Management, Landscape and Garden Design, Professionals Corner, Smart Landscapes, Turfgrass and Lawn Management February 1, 2021

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is leading a research project aimed at enhancing pollinator habitat in managed turfgrass of the Southeast.

Bright green burweed in a patch of dead grass.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Turfgrass and Lawn Management, Weed Control for Lawn and Garden, Weed Control January 14, 2021

Having “stickers” in your yard can be quite the nuisance. Stumbling upon a patch of stickers while walking barefoot is a painful experience. Plus it’s painful for your four-legged family members! Formally known as lawn burweed, these winter annuals are no fun to deal with.  

A brown caterpillar hangs upside down on a curving blade of grass.
Filed Under: Insects-Forage Pests, Insects-Home Lawns, Turfgrass and Lawn Management September 22, 2020

Every year, lawns and pastures become targets for late-summer grass-eating caterpillars, making it important to watch for the usual suspects and some culprits that are less common.

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