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About Zac Reicher, Ph.D.

Reicher is a turfgrass scientist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he works with professional turf managers, teaches and conducts research. Each year Reicher conducts annual grass weed-control experiments that he uses to help formulate weed-control recommendations. Reicher can be reached at zreicher2@unl.edu for more information.

Posts by Zac Reicher, Ph.D.

Suppressing Meyer zoysiagrass seedheads Posted on 12 Nov 2018 in the Current Issue & Research categories.

Zoysiagrass (Zoysia spp.) is on about 25,000 acres of golf course turf in the United States. It provides golfers with an excellent ball lie when used in fairways, and its Read more»

Super Science: Managing unmellow yellow nutsedge Posted on 22 May 2017 in the Featured & Research categories.

Yellow nutsedge is a difficult-to-control weed that increasingly is a problem on golf courses. Its yellow-green color, coarse foliage and fast growth decrease visual quality, uniformity and, in the worst Read more»

Controlling smooth bromegrass in cool-season turf Posted on 18 Feb 2016 in the Research categories.

Smooth bromegrass (Bromus inermis) is a difficult-to-control perennial grass in cool-season turf. There currently are no ways to selectively control smooth bromegrass, so superintendents often use non-selective herbicides such as Read more»

Q&A: Proxy for annual bluegrass seedhead suppression Posted on 18 Feb 2016 in the Columns categories.

Zac Reicher, Ph.D., is a technical specialist with Bayer Environmental Science. He has more than 25 years of turfgrass research experience and has conducted many annual bluegrass control experiments on Read more»

Annual bluegrass control on greens Posted on 04 Dec 2015 in the Research categories.

Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) is probably the most troublesome weed on golf courses worldwide. In fairway-height turf, the growth regulators paclobutrazol (Trimmit), TGR (Paclobutrazol) or flurprimidol (Cutless) can be Read more»

DIY project: Building an accurate small-area sprayer Posted on 22 Jul 2015 in the Research categories.

Golf course superintendents often are required to accurately and uniformly apply low rates of pesticides over small areas where larger boom sprayers, handgun sprayers or even small hand cans do Read more»