Research

Fall Proxy applications for Poa annua seedheads

August 6, 2019 By
Clark Throssell, Ph.D., interviews Zac Reicher, Ph.D., a technical specialist on the Green Solutions Team with Bayer Environmental Science. He has more than 30 years of turfgrass research experience and has conducted many annual bluegrass control experiments on research plots ...

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A turfie returns to the Lone Star State

August 6, 2019 By
Hi, my name is Becky Grubbs-Bowling, Ph.D. I’m originally from Dallas, Texas, and I completed my undergraduate and master’s degrees in horticulture at Texas Tech University in 2010 and 2013, respectively. I then went on to complete my Ph.D. in ...

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Snow mold (Photo: Paul Koch, Ph.D.)

Experts’ Insights: Shut down snow mold

August 6, 2019 By
Snow mold is an umbrella term that encompasses pink snow mold, gray snow mold and speckled snow mold, according to Paul Koch, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It’s mostly found in ...

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Snow mold damage (Photo: Paul Koch)

Things I learned about snow mold last winter

August 6, 2019 By
Every winter is different. Some are snowier than others, some are colder than others and some have those dreaded ice events. Sometimes our research plots have lots of snow mold, other years, sadly, none. No matter the conditions, I always ...

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Goosegrass (Photo: Jim Brosnan, Ph.D.)

Trouble with goosegrass control

July 25, 2019 By
Goosegrass (Eleusine indica) is a problematic annual grassy weed found on golf course turf across the United States in summer. This species germinates from seed each spring, with emergence typically occurring several weeks after superintendents begin to see summer annual ...

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Lyme disease and deer ticks

July 9, 2019 By
Clark Throssell, Ph.D., discusses Lyme disease and deer ticks with Timothy Gibb, Ph.D. Gibb is an entomologist at Purdue University. Tim has worked on numerous insect problems throughout his career, including turfgrass pests and insects that impact human health. You ...

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