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Tag: North Carolina State University

Necrotic ring spot often appears in Kentucky bluegrass where the organic layer under the soil has built up. (Photo: photo by: Paul Koch, Ph. D.)

Know the signs of necrotic ring spot in turf

April 15, 2021 By
The opportunistic pathogen of necrotic ring spot looks for Kentucky bluegrass turf with a thick, lush organic layer to thrive. Follow these tips to keep the pathogen at bay. ...

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Creeping bentgrass growing in cone-tainers. (Photo: Wendell Hutchins)

Help your fungicide with post-application irrigation

All turfgrass species can be devastated by crown- and root-infecting pathogens. Diseases such as summer patch (Magnaporthiopsis poae), spring dead spot (Ophiosphaerella spp.) and Pythium root rot (Pythium spp.) can decimate turfgrass stands. Cultural management practices are often employed to ...

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Jim Kerns Photo Courtesy: John Deere(top)/ Photos by: Seth Jones | Grant B. Gannon

Making fungicides work

November 21, 2016 By
“Performance of fungicides is determined by you and you alone,” says Jim Kerns, Ph.D., associate professor and extension specialist in plant pathology at North Carolina State University. “The products work.” Among the keys to successful disease control is getting an ...

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Who says there’s no disease?

July 21, 2015 By
What happens when you send in a stunted or wilted turf sample and the report comes back negative for disease? That is not all that uncommon, says Jim Kerns, Ph.D., assistant professor and extension specialist in plant pathology at North ...

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The historic restoration of Pinehurst No. 2

July 21, 2014 By
Pinehurst, North Carolina State University and Bayer CropScience partner to create a new model for sustainable golf course management in the restoration of Pinehurst No. 2. ...

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