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Rounds 4 Research
Rounds 4 Research is the EIFG's latest national campaign aimed at generating resources to address that need and help to ensure golf's future.

Current research

Through support provided by the EIFG, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America announced it will fund eight new research projects in 2019. The projects were awarded through the EIFG Chapter Cooperative Grant Program, in which affiliated chapters also contribute funds to the study.

The 2019 projects were selected by the GCSAA Research Committee and approved by the GCSAA Board of Directors.

2019 Research Grant Program projects

Strategies to reduce winter-related injury and spring dead spot of bermudagrass fairways and tees in marginal regions of adaptation

Joseph Roberts, Ph.D., University of Maryland. Co-funded by the Mid-Atlantic AGCS, Eastern Shore AGCS and Mid-Atlantic Sports Turf Managers Association.

Strategies to reduce winter-related injury and spring dead spot of bermudagrass fairways and tees in marginal regions of adaptation

David McCall, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University. Co-funded by the Mid-Atlantic AGCS, Virginia GCSA and Virginia Turfgrass Foundation.

Playing surface effect of surfactants on creeping bentgrass putting greens

Joseph Young, Ph.D., Texas Tech University. Funded through the EIFG’s Mark Kizziar Research Grant, which supports work that will help produce well-conditioned golf courses while minimizing consumption of water. Co-funded by the West Texas GCSA, North Texas GCSA, Central Texas GCSA and Lone Star GCSA.

Risk thresholds for lance nematodes on ultradwarf bermudagrass

William T. Crow, Ph.D., University of Florida. Funded through the EIFG’s Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan Endowment, which supports environmental research on golf courses. Co-funded by the Florida GCSA.

Soil water content and ethylene effects on annual bluegrass acclimation to and survival of winter

Emily Merewitz, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Funded through the EIFG’s Aquatrol’s Robert A. Moore Endowment, which supports research for optimizing the growing environment for golf course turf while minimizing inputs of water, fertilizer and pesticides. Co-funded by the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation.

Dollar Spot control using urea and iron sulfate

Jack Fry, Ph.D., Kansas State University. Co-funded by the Heart of America GCSA and Kansas Turfgrass Foundation

Exploring phosphite fertilizer for turfgrass: Fungicide or fertilizer?

Beth Guertal, Ph.D., Auburn University. Co-funded by the Alabama GCSA and Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.

Turfgrass plant water status influence on herbicide phytotoxicity and efficacy

Ryan Goss, Ph.D., New Mexico State University. Co-funded by the Rio Grande GCSA.