Fine fescues are used on golf courses and other turfgrass sites for their low-input characteristics, including resistance to diseases. Fine fescues do remain susceptible to many important turfgrass diseases that can impact long-term ability to provide quality playing surfaces. In this 60-minute webinar, presented by the Oregon Fine Fescue Commission, Paul, Koch, Ph.D., introduces the most important diseases of fine fescues, how to use key identification characteristics for each disease, and cultural and chemical strategies for effectively managing them.
Original presentation date: May 4, 2021
This webinar was approved for 0.10 external education points. A code will be announced for your use to record your points on the GCSAA web site.
About the Instructor
Paul Koch, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his bachelors and master’s degrees and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he majored in Plant Pathology and minored in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology. Koch also oversees the Turfgrass Fungicide Testing Program at the University of Wisconsin. It is one of the largest of its kind in the United States and tests approximately 200 fungicide treatments annually for efficacy against both winter and summer turfgrass diseases. He has taught seminars and webinars for GCSAA.
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