Disease management

Research focus area: Disease management

Damage caused by turfgrass diseases can be devastating to golf facilities by severely degrading the playing conditions and negatively impacting the ability for turgrass stands to provide important benefits including erosion control, stormwater filtration and pollution abatement. Disease organisms and associated pressure varies upon geographic location due to differences in climate, soils and plant species. Superintendents rely upon university programs and industry partners to develop and test products, and advance integrated pest management techniques in order to promote healthy turfgrass.

Through support from EIFG, the following research has been conducted to advance the management of turfgrass diseases for the benefit of superintendent, golf facilities and ultimately, golfers. The EIFG has supported the following projects:

New Insight on Fairy Ring
Michael Fidanza, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University, Reading

Treating Fairy Ring with Fungicides, New Soil Surfactant
Michael Fidanza, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University, Reading

Distribution of Typhula Species and Varieties in Wisconsin, Utah, Michigan and Minnesota
Geunhwa Jung, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

A Fresh Look at Fungicides for Snow Mold Control
Geunhwa Jung, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Minimum Fungicides Rates for Species-Specific Snow Mold Control
Geunhwa Jung, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Vertical Mowing and Mowing Height Affect Anthracnose Basal Rot
Wakar Uddin, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University

Nitrogen Fertility and Anthracnose Basal Rot in Putting Greens
Wakar Uddin, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University

Nitrogen Fertility and Anthracnose Basal Rot in Putting Greens
James Murphy, Ph.D. and Bruce Clark, Ph.D.
Rutgers University

Chemical Control of Brown Ring Patch
Frank Wong, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside and Larry Stowell, Ph.D., PACE Turf

Effects of Nitrogen and Primo Maxx on Brown Ring Patch Development Chemical Control of Brown Ring Patch
Frank Wong, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside and Larry Stowell, Ph.D., PACE Turf