In this 60-minute webinar, presented by FMC, Brandon Horvath, Ph.D., covers the important root and soil-borne diseases of golf course turfgrasses. He reviews the cultural, biological, and chemical means to control these important diseases while maintaining a perspective on trying to minimize the inputs needed to manage them as much as possible. Expect to walk away with an improved understanding of the basic biological processes that lead to soil-borne diseases, and how to prevent them from occurring.
About the Instructor
Brandon Horvath, Ph.D., is a professor of turfgrass pathology in the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Tennessee and was awarded the 2020 Tom Samples Professional of the Year by the Tennessee Turfgrass Association. He earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and both his masters and Ph.D. in turfgrass pathology from Michigan State University. Horvath has worked at several championship golf courses and conducts research in the area of turfgrass disease epidemiology that enables turfgrass managers to maintain healthier turfgrass stands with fewer chemical inputs. He is currently engaged in research that blends the playing of the game with managing the surfaces on which the game is played. Horvath has taught both seminars and webinars for GCSAA.
Original presentation date: April 4, 2023
This webinar was approved by GCSAA for 0.10 external education points. You will use the code announced at the end of the webinar, to submit your points in the external education affidavit on the GCSAA web site.