This 90-minute webinar discusses -- you guessed it! -- annual bluegrass seedhead suppression in putting greens. Matt Elmore, Ph.D., and Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D., review recent research on cool-season greens, examining spring, fall and winter applications of various plant growth regulator (PGR) combinations for said suppression. The biology of seed production in annual bluegrass is examined. You’ll also learn about some considerations for incorporating PGR applications into agronomic programs for creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass putting greens. Listen in to hear how timing of applications can make a difference. Available at no cost to all, presented by Intelligro.
Original presentation date: Oct. 15, 2019 External education points available: 0.15
About the Instructors
Matt Elmore, Ph.D., is an assistant extension specialist in weed science - turfgrass, landscapes, pastures and forages at Rutgers University. He earned his bachelors at Penn State, masters and Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee. Prior to coming to Rutgers, he had an extension appointment at Texas A & M University.
Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute where he serves as the Coordinator for the Turfgrass Management program. Raudenbush began working at his hometown golf course at age fourteen and went on to pursue his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in Turfgrass Management. During his time at Rutgers, he spent four summers at Oakmont Country Club helping prepare the grounds for the 2007 US Open. Raudenbush later was an assistant golf course superintendent at Bayonne Golf Club and West Shore Country Club before returning to get his master and doctoral degrees from Kansas State University.