With the growing number of organic matter management options, and golfer disgust with core cultivation, golf course managers have begun moving away from hollow tine core cultivation. What is the impact on playing characteristics and plant health when these cultural practices are skipped? Also, plant growth regulator (PGR) use for suppression of annual bluegrass seed-head production is a popular cultural practice. Considering PRG use, when is the best application timing and how does PGR use interact with cultivation recovery? In this 90-minute webinar, Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D., highlights the various research projects being conducted at Oregon State University to explore the effects of cultivation methods and timing, annual topdressing rates, PGR timing and interactions between application and cultivation recovery.
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About the Instructor
Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He earned his bachelor’s in landscape design (honors) at Michigan State University. Both his masters and his Ph.D. in crop and soil sciences were earned at MSU. Kowalewski’s current appointment is 70% teaching and service and 30% extension and outreach. Before joining the faculty at OSU, he was an assistant professor at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and worked at the University of Georgia Coastal Plains Experiment Stations as a research scientist. Kowalewski’s overall extension and research goal is improving the environmental and economic sustainability of turfgrass management. He has been a GCSAA member since 2009, has served on the Research Proposal Review Committee and taught webinars for GCSAA.
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Non-member price: $60