Disease and Quality Ratings of Bentgrass Greens Fertilized with Suståne


TurfDis6Karl Guillard and William Dest , University of Connecticut, Department of Plant Science, 1997-1998

The purpose of the research is to determine the effects of Suståne on golf course bentgrass quality, particularly with respect to diseases.

 

 

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Organic Fertilizers—A Risk Factor for Black Turfgrass Ataenius?

Daniel A. Potter, University of Kentucky, Turfgrass Trends, July-August 2001TurfDis3

Black Turfgrass ataenius (BTA), a small white grub, is a sporadic, severe pest of golf courses in regions where cool-season turfgrasses are grown. Superintendents who normally don’t expect to see grub injury until late summer may be surprised to find high densities of BTA grubs damaging fairways, tees, collars, and putting greens in June. My recent research suggests that use of certain organic fertilizers may be a risk factor for this pest.

 

 

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The Biological Control of Turfgrass Diseases

Eric B. Nelson, Ph.D., Cornell UniversityTurfDis2

The management of turfgrass diseases has become one of the more challenging and constintensive aspects of turfgrass maintenance and culture. More money per acre is spent annually for disease control in turfgrasses than on any other commodity. One of the more exciting alternative strategies being explored is the use of biological controls.

 

 

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Reduced Pesticide Approaches Towards the Control and Management of Summer Decline of Mixed Stands of Annual Bluegrass (Poa Annua L.) and Bentgrass (Agrostis sp.) in Coastal California Golf Courses


TurfDis1Nigel M. Grech, Howard D. Ohr, Steven D. Campbel, Ray Festa, and Tom Massey, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Riverside, California

Morro Bay Golf Course, Department of General Services, Morro Bay, California, 1995-1996

Our group has studied the Anthracnose disease complex, and in this article report on the effectiveness of certain bio-rationale approaches to the management of this devastating malady of recreational turf.

 

 

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