The Annual Bluegrass Weevil (ABW) has a known destructive preference for annual bluegrass. Can this be harnessed for good? Researchers evaluated withholding ABW control to learn about long-term annual bluegrass reduction in fairways. In this 40-minute webinar, Katie Diehl, graduate assistant, explains how they compared different ABW management programs for weed control and safety to turfgrass. To help develop an integrated program for maximum annual bluegrass control, the effects of ABW were also tested in combination with various PGR programs and creeping bentgrass overseeding. Listen in to learn how you might incorporate the results into your management program.
Original recording date: March 2020 Education points: 0.06
About the Researchers
Katie Diehl is a graduate assistant and Ph.D. student at Rutgers University, studying turfgrass weed science under the direction of Matthew Elmore, Ph.D. She earned her bachelors at Central Connecticut State University, where she worked as a research assistant in weed science at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Diehl earned her master’s in plant biology from Rutgers where her research used weed biology and ecology to find novel weed control strategies.
Albrecht Koppenhöfer, Ph.D., is a professor and extension specialist at Rutgers University where has worked in the field of turfgrass entomology since 1999. He earned his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Bonn, Germany and his Ph.D. in agricultural sciences from the University of Giessen, Germany. Koppenhöfer worked as a visiting scientist and postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Davis before joining Rutgers in his current position.
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 joining Rutgers, Elmore had an extension appointment at Texas A & M University where his research efforts explored new strategies to control problematic weeds and reduce irrigation inputs in turfgrass.
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