With the start of a new decade, there are a number of new fungicides from which golf course superintendents will be able to choose. In this 60-minute webinar, presented by PBI Gordon, Jim Kerns, Ph.D., reviews the basics of what a fungicide is and how they work. Although there are some phenomenal new fungicides, they do have their limitations. Understanding how fungicides work will help golf course superintendents make educated decisions on how to best use these new products. The final section of the webinar focuses on these new fungicides and the diseases they manage and include best management practices such as watering in, water volume, and preventative vs. curative applications.
Original presentation date: Jan. 21, 2020 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
Jim Kerns, Ph.D., is an associate professor and extension specialist in the department of plant pathology at NC State University. He earned his bachelors from North Carolina State University, masters from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in plant pathology from North Carolina State University. Kerns’ extension efforts focus on educating turfgrass managers on disease identification, employing control measures that are efficacious, cost-effective and environmentally sound, and fungicide resistance management. His research program focuses on summer stress management of creeping bentgrass, etiology and management of ultradwarf bermudagrass diseases, and nematode biology and management. Kerns has taught both GIS seminars and webinars for GCSAA.