Golf course turfgrass systems are not uniform but are typically managed as if they are. Most pests are distributed sporadically across fairways yet entire surfaces are treated equally with pesticides. However, there are both simple and complex strategies that allow turfgrass professionals to target applications of the most effective products where they are needed most. In this 90-minute webinar, David McCall, Ph.D., reviews some tools available to help golf course superintendents apply products where they are most needed while reducing total inputs and saving money.
Original presentation date: Oct. 6 2022
Education points: 0.20
This recording has the option to play closed captions.
About the Instructor
David McCall, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist of turfgrass pathology and precision turfgrass management at Virginia Tech, in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences. McCall earned both his masters and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. His research focuses on
a) remote sensing with UAVs (drones) to monitor disease epidemics and water inefficiencies,
b) field detection of biological and environmental stresses,
c) novel strategies to reduce pesticide inputs, and
d) fungicide performance, efficacy, and ancillary benefits. He shares information with his turfgrass industry stakeholders on the latest strategies to suppress diseases of turfgrasses grown for sod, commercial and residential lawns, and recreational facilities, such as golf courses and athletic fields. He has previously taught GCSAA seminars and webinars.