Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) is a troublesome weed on bermudagrass putting greens throughout the world. Despite the advent and success of chemical control options, cultural practices are still the most effective long-term solution to reduce the weed’s presence. In this 90-minute webinar, presented by PBI Gordon, Jay McCurdy, Ph.D., discusses herbicide resistant annual bluegrass and best management practices for preventing and controlling it on bermudagrass putting greens.
Reliance upon chemical control has now led to populations that are resistant to what were once very effective herbicides. We have now reached a near crisis point at some locations where there are no truly effective chemical control options that can be legally applied to control annual bluegrass in bermudagrass greens. Listen in for tips you can use at your facility this spring.
Original presentation date: Feb. 26, 2019 External education points: 0.15
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 Instructor
Jay McCurdy, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and extension specialist at Mississippi State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Martin, a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and a doctorate in agronomy and soils from Auburn University. McCurdy’s research interests include turfgrass weed ecology and management, herbicide resistance, pesticide fate, and wildlife habitat inclusion within urban environments. He has taught both seminars and webinars for GCSAA.
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