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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 six new research projects in 2018. The projects were awarded through the EIFG Chapter Cooperative Grant Program, in which affiliated chapters also contribute funds to the study.

The 2018 projects were selected by the GCSAA Research Committee and approved by the GCSAA Board of Directors.

2018 Research Grant Program projects

Identifying the mechanisms behind imidacloprid failures in controlling white grub in turfgrass

Benjamin McGraw, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. Funded through the EIFG’s Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan Endowment, which supports environmental research on golf courses.

How do various wetting agents affect water movement and retention in sand-based putting green profiles?

Douglas Karcher, Ph.D., and Michael Richardson, Ph.D., University of Arkansas. 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.

Modeling vertical water distribution and surfactant degradation

Bill Kreuser, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Co-funded by the Nebraska Turfgrass Association and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Surveying herbicide resistance in annual bluegrass populations of golf course turf

James T. Brosnan, Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Co-funded by the University of Tennessee.

Assessing the impact of bentgrass disease tolerance on fungicide management of dollar spot

James Murphy, Ph.D., and Bruce Clark, Ph.D., Rutgers University. Co-funded by the GCSA of New Jersey Foundation.

Dollar Spot control using urea and iron sulfate

Paul Koch, Ph.D., Doug Soldat, Ph.D., Brian Horgan, Ph.D., and Sam Bauer, University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin. Co-funded by the Wisconsin GCSA and Minnesota GCSA.