Colton Jones is an undergraduate research scholar in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. He is studying fraze mowing. This technology was developed in Europe. It's used to resurface athletic fields with greater efficiency. U.S. turf managers are using it on cool and warm season grass fields. Most athletic fields in the Southern U.S. are warm-season grasses like bermudagrass. Little is known about fraze mowing time and depth on this type of field. Jones is trying to determine the optimal timing for fraze mowing. He is also trying to model recovery time using growing degree days and light quantity on warm-season grasses like bermudagrass and ryegrass.
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