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Should I remove clippings?

The only time clippings should be removed is when the grass is totally covered with clipping after mowing. If you can see the grass blades sticking up through the clippings, you should leave the clippings. The clippings act as a natural fertilizer for the grass plants. Properly mown grass clippings do not contribute to thatch (see next question).

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Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management August 13, 2020

Mississippi State University Extension professionals offer training and expertise annually at a research field day, and the event will happen in 2020, just differently.

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Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management January 28, 2020

Since the best-managed sports fields are the safest, the Mississippi State University Extension Service is offering two workshops in February to improve the skills of field managers.

Field management workshops will be held Feb. 11 in Booneville and Feb. 18 in Columbus. Each event lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. with lunch provided. There is no cost to attend.

Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Turfgrass and Lawn Management July 10, 2019

Turfgrass managers will soon have an opportunity to learn the latest research from Mississippi State University on landscape care.

Filed Under: Pesticide Applicator Certification, Insects, Turfgrass and Lawn Management January 4, 2019

Agricultural professionals are invited to attend the 2019 General Pest Management Workshop Jan. 24 at the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond.

Filed Under: Turfgrass and Lawn Management October 22, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A Mississippi State University Extension Service turf grass expert will lead the Extension portion of a multistate effort to address herbicide resistance in a common weed.

Jay McCurdy, who has served as Extension turf specialist since 2014, is part of a $5.6 million grant project involving researchers and Extension specialists in a 16-state effort to limit the impact of annual bluegrass.

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