Guidelines for Tropical Turfgrass Installation and Management
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Turfgrass at Bangladesh

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I had the pleasure of visiting Bangladesh this week on a project for The R&A and the Bangladesh Golf Federation. On 27 May, I gave a seminar at Kurmitola GC about sustainable management of golf course turfgrasses. Forty delegates were in attendance, representing eleven golf clubs from Bangladesh along with a representative from the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

Workers_armygc_dhaka I also traveled around the country to visit five golf courses, namely Kurmitola Golf Club and Army Golf Club at Dhaka, Bhatiary Golf and Country Club and Shaheen Golf and Country Club at Chittagong, and the Savar Golf Club at Savar Cantonment. The grasses and weeds found at Bangladesh are quite similar to those found at Thailand. Most golf courses are planted with bermudagrass, as is Army GC shown here. All putting greens I saw were bermudagrass, and the condition was surprisingly good. Most courses eventually transition to native grasses on the fairways and roughs, those grasses mainly being Axonopus compressus and Cynodon and Digitaria and some Chrysopogon aciculatus.

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I also saw seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum), growing in the Karnaphuli River at Chittagong, and also invading a green at Shaheen Golf and Country Club. I saw some zoysiagrass (Zoysia matrella) at Chittagong and Dhaka. Only a few turfgrass diseases were observed, specifically some occasional fairy rings, mainly confined to fairways, bermudagrass white leaf, and the rare (to me) symptoms of mite infestation, which you can see in the photo collection from this visit.

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