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Topic: Have They Resodded Death Valley Yet?
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Pig

Have They Resodded Death Valley Yet?

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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 4:48 PM
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It looked pretty bad last year.


Re: Have They Resodded Death Valley Yet? Coach Howards story

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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 5:14 PM
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of the original sod. "Howard says that the seeding of the grass caused a few problems. "About 40 people and I laid sod on the field," he says. "After three weeks, on July l5, we had only gotten halfway through.

I told them that it had taken us three weeks to get that far, and I would give them three more week's pay for however long it took. I also told them we would have 50 gallons of ice cream when we got through. After that it took them three days to do the rest of the field. Then we sat down in the middle of the field and ate up that whole 50 gallons "

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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 5:31 PM
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I hope it was Clemson ice cream.


Pig

Re: Have They Resodded Death Valley Yet? Coach Howards story

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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 6:03 PM
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You supply the ice cream and I'll be there!!!


Re: Have They Resodded Death Valley Yet?

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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 7:05 PM
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Looking bad last year should be no reason to re-sod or re-sprigg the field. Hybrid Bermudagrass is very aggressive and using the right cultural practices and keeping it fertilized will get it as good as it can possibly get.


So true . . . yet it is replaced more often than we realize.


Posted: Jun 29, 2020 9:23 PM
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Is Mike Echols still in charge of the Sports Turf Areas?

Wonder if he's a tnetter and would chime in on our queries???

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Re: So true . . . yet it is replaced more often than we realize.

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020 10:58 AM
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Mike's still there but I don't think he is on Tnet. Mike does an outstanding job, so one thing I never worry about is the athletic fields. Mother nature has an awful lot to say about growing conditions, but the University helped her a lot when the field was redone and they went to a sand based growing medium ot promote better drainage. I am pretty sure that a drainage system was put under the field, but I don't think SubAir was installed, like they use under the greens at Augusta National. Some ballparks have it, like the new College World Series stadium in Omaha.


Totally agree!!!


Posted: Jun 30, 2020 2:14 PM
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Mike does a GREAT JOB with all of our athletic fields!!!

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They need to add light banks


Posted: Jun 29, 2020 7:29 PM
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4 banks not enough. Too dim at night. Looks like it's about half of daylight.


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:23 PM
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4 banks not enough. Too dim at night. Looks like it's about half of daylight.


ACTUALLY, we r adding an entirely NEW lighting system with all the bells and whistles.
(New video board @ THE HILL & sound system will follow) Lighting system was going in for this, 2020, season but Covid-19 placed it on a temporary hold. I am told ALL will b done by 2021 season. GO TIGERS!!


Re: Have They Resodded Death Valley Yet?

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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 9:42 PM
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Was there last weekend, the field looked great


Pig

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020 12:10 PM
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Thanks for the info.


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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:46 PM
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Mike is my neighbor. He’s one of the best in the business. You will never have to worry about the turf.


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