Understanding Fungicide Resistance in Turfgrass Diseases presented by Syngenta

Start Date
60 Minutes

Lisa Beirn, Ph.D. and Lane Tredway, Ph.D., Syngenta Technical Managers, review the basics of fungicide resistance as well as strategies for combatting resistance. In this 60-minute webinar, they focus on the mechanisms behind how fungicide resistance develops, why some chemistries and pathogens are more prone to developing resistance, how screening for fungicide resistance is conducted, and the importance of long-term resistance monitoring programs. They close out with the best approaches for effective resistance management with focus on high-risk diseases such as dollar spot and anthracnose.

Original presentation date: Apr. 10, 2024

This event was approved for 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.

About the Instructors

Lisa Beirn PhDLisa Beirn, Ph.D., is a Technical Services Manager for Syngenta in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Cook College, Rutgers University and her master’s and Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, Beirn conducted both applied and basic research on several important fungal diseases of cool-season turf such as anthracnose, brown patch, dollar spot, and rust. Her work in these systems has led to an increased understanding of pathogen biology, including the taxonomic reclassification of dollar spot. Prior to her current role, Beirn was an integral part of the Syngenta field development team, where she coordinated and conducted product development research for the turf, ornamentals, and pest management markets.

Lane Tredway PhDLane Tredway, Ph.D., is a Technical Services Manager for Syngenta in the Southeastern U.S. Tredway earned his bachelor’s from Penn State University, master’s in plant biology from Rutgers University and Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining Syngenta, he was an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. In this role he published extensively on the biology and management of turf diseases in the transition zone, and in 2010 received the NC State Alumni Association Outstanding Extension and Outreach Award.

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