Nitrogen harvested in clippings: calculation update for 2024

Tifeagle ultradwarf bermudagrass grass clippings awaiting volume measurement

I use a method based on clipping harvest and normal leaf nitrogen content to find the estimated nitrogen harvest. I adjust this based on species, because there are differences in the clipping volume to dry mass conversion based on what type of leaf we are working with. There are also differences between species in leaf N content, as you’ll see in the posts listed below.

My explanation of this method is something I wrote about in March as Nitrogen harvested in clippings: calculation update for 2024. I published that as a PACE Turf update.

This list shows titles for some of the updates published in the past five months.

  • Figuring out the “right” amount of topdressing sand
  • The USGA’s standard organic matter test recommendation
  • Six systematic ways to adjust the N rate
  • Normal leaf nitrogen content for putting green grasses
  • Fairy ring rating system
  • Coefficient of uniformity for sand rootzone material
  • Monitoring soil moisture: it’s time to start
  • An intuitive understanding of ppm in the turfgrass rootzone
  • Classic leaf nutrient ranges vs. PACE nutrient normals
  • Dealing with stubborn dollar spot
  • How fast is foliar-applied nitrogen absorbed?
  • Diagnosing low nitrogen
  • Normal leaf nutrient content of creeping bentgrass putting greens
  • Normal leaf nutrient content of bermudagrass putting greens
  • How to get photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) data for your location
  • Comparing particle sizes of two sands
  • Manganese and take-all patch

PACE Turf members get an email each week with the new updates. Members also get weather alerts which contain pest, turf and weather forecasts, customized for your location.

This is a reminder that I publish a lot of new information at PACE Turf too, so please become a member if you aren’t already. At the moment it’s only USD $275 per year for full access to the entire PACE turf information service.

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