Root diseases are the predominate issues facing golf course superintendents especially on golf course putting greens. Sixty-eight percent of the samples received at NC State University in a 10-year period were diagnosed with various root diseases. The diseases include take-all root rot, summer patch, Pythium root rot, spring dead spot, fairy ring and nematodes to name a few. Managing these diseases can be challenging due to many factors that Jim Kerns, Ph.D., covers in this 60-minute webinar. He discusses the latest and greatest information on spring dead spot, fairy ring, summer patch and take-all root rot. Kerns reviews controls for diseases that affect both bermudagrass and creeping bentgrass.
About the Instructor
Jim Kerns, Ph.D., is a professor and extension specialist in the department of plant pathology at North Carolina State University. Prior to starting at NC State, Kerns was the turfgrass pathologist at UW-Madison. He earned his bachelors from NC State, masters from Texas A&M University and Ph.D. in plant pathology from North Carolina State University. Kerns' research program focuses on summer stress management of creeping bentgrass, etiology and management of ultradwarf bermudagrass diseases, and nematode biology and management. He is a popular instructor of both seminars and webinars for GCSAA.
Original presentation date: Mar. 28, 2023
External Education points: 0.10
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