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Predicting dollar spot just got easier Posted on 12 Apr 2018 in the Uncategorized categories.

As spring approaches, some especially devastating diseases once again rear their ugly heads. Argued to be the costliest disease of turfgrass worldwide, dollar spot will be on a lot of Read more»

Demystifying Pythium diseases of golf course turfgrasses Posted on 26 Feb 2018 in the Featured & Research categories.

Pythium diseases are exceptionally important in turfgrass management. Yet, these diseases are oversimplified in how they are presented in the literature and commonly confused with one another. For example, in Read more»

Getting to know the nematode Posted on 14 Apr 2017 in the Featured & Research categories.

Turfgrasses on many golf courses are under constant disease pressure, especially from nematode feeding damage. Sting nematode (Belonolaimus longicaudatus) is one of the most damaging turf pathogens. Root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne Read more»

Dollar spot control with Fame and Fame+T fungicides Posted on 16 Sep 2015 in the Blog categories.

During summer 2015, we conducted a trial at the Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Research Farm in Raleigh, N.C. The study took place on a native soil (clay loam) ’Crenshaw’ creeping bentgrass Read more»

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