One of the more common practices used to provide optimal playing conditions on golf course putting greens is sand topdressing. Beyond playability, the agronomic benefits of topdressing are numerous. In this 90-minute webinar, Roch Gaussoin, Ph.D., discusses new research findings and focuses on topdressing strategies proven effective in managing organic matter accumulation on cool-season putting greens. The layer of organic debris, stems, crowns, and roots in the upper rootzone, (i.e. thatch/mat) is often problematic to plant health. Organic matter dilution is a targeted outcome of superintendents when applying sand to the putting surface. Listen in to learn how your practices measure up.
Original presentation date: Aug. 22, 2019 Education points: 0.2
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About the Instructor
Roch E. Gaussoin, Ph.D., is a professor in the department of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He earned his bachelors and master’s degrees at New Mexico State University and his Ph.D. at Michigan State University. Gaussoin is currently teaching in the Global Undergraduate Programming area at UNL, working with students from Rwanda. His excellence in the turfgrass industry has been well-documented through the numerous awards he has received, including the Fred V. Grau Turfgrass Science Award from the Crop Science Society of America, the Distinguished Service Award from the Nebraska Turfgrass Association, the Exceptional Service Award from the Nebraska GCSA and GCSAA’s Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award. Doc Roch has been a GCSAA seminar and webinar instructor as well as a columnist for Golf Course Management.
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