Tag: annual bluegrass

Annual bluegrass weevil damage (Photo: Katherine Diehl)

A lesser of two weevils?

The annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) can inflict severe damage on annual bluegrass (Poa annua) fairways, greens and collars. Because the ABW showcases a strong preference for annual bluegrass over creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera), we hypothesized that manipulating traditional insecticide programs ...

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Controlling annual bluegrass where the buffalo roam

November 9, 2017 By
Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) control has been thoroughly researched in cool-season turf east of the Mississippi River, but little research has been done in the northern Great Plains. Growing conditions, weather, desired species, as well as biotypes of annual ...

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Spring colors: Turfgrass differences in the spring

April 15, 2016 By
Of all the seasons, spring is where we see the greatest differences in growth and color among the turfgrass species caused by weather. Greens often appear as a patchwork of colors expressed by different turf species and individual populations of ...

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Soil surfactant improves performance of greens 
under stress

Creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) and annual bluegrass (Poa annua) are important putting green turfgrass species that are sensitive to drought and traffic stress. The objective of this study was to investigate whether a soil surfactant, Revolution, would positively impact drought ...

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Q&A: Proxy for annual bluegrass seedhead suppression

February 18, 2016 By and
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 research plots and golf courses. Q: What is the biggest ...

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Annual bluegrass control: Herbicide selection and resistance management

January 25, 2016 By
Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) is the most problematic winter weed in golf course turf. Plants have a light green color, coarse leaf texture and unsightly seedheads that reduce turf aesthetics (Figure 1). Annual bluegrass also has poor tolerances to ...

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