Bermudagrass putting greens are exposed to severe abiotic stresses from fall to spring, primarily low light levels and cool temperatures. These stresses increase the turf’s susceptibility to take-all root rot, spring dead spot, leaf spot, Pythium blight, and many other diseases. This combination of abiotic and biotic stresses, also known as bermudagrass decline, can lead to slow greenup and poor turf quality in the spring. In this 60-minute webinar, Lane Tredway, Ph.D., reviews how you can prepare your bermudagrass greens for winter and maximize spring quality. Particular focus is on fungicide programs to prevent the many pathogens that contribute to bermudagrass decline.
Original presentation date: Oct. 31, 2019 External education points: 0.10
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
Lane Tredway, Ph.D., is a senior technical manager for Syngenta, with responsibilities for turf and landscape in the southeastern U.S. Tredway earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomic science from Penn State University, a master’s degree in plant biology from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of Georgia. He was formerly an associate professor and extension specialist in the department of plant pathology at North Carolina State University. Tredway has previously taught for GCSAA at the Golf Industry show as well as a number of webinars.
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