Spring dead spot is the most destructive disease of bermudagrass in areas where bermudagrass enters dormancy. The disease requires precise timing for preventative applications in order to achieve successful management. In this 60-minute webinar presented by PBI-Gordon, Jim Kerns, Ph.D., will cover the etiology (cause), epidemiology (conditions favoring disease development) and management of this destructive disease. Given that the pathogens that cause spring dead spot only infect below-ground tissue, Kerns will also cover the current knowledge on how post-application irrigation affects fungicide movement into the rootzone.
Original presentation date: Feb. 16, 2021
This webinar was approved by GCSAA for 0.10 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 B.S. in agronomy from North Carolina State University, M.S. in soil and crop sciences from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in plant pathology from North Carolina State University. Kerns' research program focuses on summer stress management of creeping bentgrass, etiology and management of ultradwarf bermudagrass diseases, and nematode biology and management. He is a popular instructor of both GIS seminars and webinars for GCSAA.
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