Scalping

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1. The term for removing more of the green leaf surface than is good for the plant, leaving a stubbly, brown turf. Continued scalping will weaken or kill the turf.

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Scalping due to the failure to raise the mowing unit on a triplex mower.
Source: Ohio State University Turfgrass Program

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The strips of scalped turf are the result of a poorly adjusted mower deck.
Source: http://www.turf.uiuc.edu/lawn_problem_solver/solver/dead/scalping_turf.html