Sessions

Best Management Practices for Turfgrass Anthracnose: A Comprehensive Research Summary

Tuesday, Feb. 28
10 am – noon
LVCC Room N112

Turfgrass anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum cereale continues to be a major disease of annual bluegrass and creeping bentgrass putting greens in the U.S. This session will review the research findings of the five-year Northeast USDA regional project NE-1025 "Biology, Ecology and Management of Emerging Pests of Annual Bluegrass on Golf Courses" and present best management practices for the disease. Panelists will cover the biology, chemical and cultural control of anthracnose and present survey results from golf course superintendents summarizing industry practices associated with this disease.

Moderator/Panelist: Frank P. Wong, Ph.D., Technical Service Specialist, Bayer Environmental Science

Panelists:

  • Bruce B. Clarke, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Biology & Pathology, Rutgers University
  • John Inguagiato, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Connecticut
  • James A. Murphy, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Biology & Pathology, Rutgers University
  • Lane Tredway, Ph.D., Senior Technical Field Representative, Syngenta Crop Protection