John Sorochan, Ph.D., helps you learn how you can better manage your bentgrass under the resulting stress of summer. This 90-minute webinar starts with a review of the different types of heat stress (indirect and direct heat stress) and how they impact the turf. Basic management practices to lessen the problems caused by heat stress are covered next. This includes mowing heights, mowing frequencies, syringing, light weight rolling, nitrogen fertilizer management, and cultivation practices. The webinar concludes with a discussion of some basic fungicide programs for disease management. If you've got creeping bentgrass putting greens, you'll get some practical ideas you can implement.
Original presentation date: May 11, 2016
Education points: 0.2
About the instructor
John C. Sorochan, Ph.D., is a professor and distinguished scientist at the University of Tennessee. He earned his bachelors and masters degrees as well as his Ph.D. at Michigan State University. Sorochan’s research focuses on cool and warm season putting green stress physiology and management and his university appointment includes 40% teaching and 60% research. Sorochan’s excellence in the turfgrass industry has been well-documented through the numerous awards he has received, including the Outstanding Advisor Award and the W.F. & Gold Moss Outstanding Teaching Award, both from the University of Tennessee CASNR, the Turfgrass Professional of the Year from the Tennessee Turfgrass Association and The William H. Daniel Founders Award from the Sports Turf Managers Association of America. In addition to participation in many state and regional turfgrass conferences around the United States, Sorochan has lectured internationally on golf course shade, mowing and rolling, and plant growth. He has been a GCSAA faculty member since 2011 teaching both seminars and webinars.
Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $60