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Tag: plant growth regulators

The perils of PGR over-regulation

April 15, 2016 By
The benefits of plant growth regulators (PGRs) have been touted for decades and with good reason. Research shows that PGRs can reduce clipping yield, increase turf quality and performance and improve stress tolerance. To sustain these benefits, growth regulators need ...

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Practice what you teach: Adhere to course maintenance routines

January 25, 2016 By
Another holiday season is over and we have months of winter to look forward to. That means this is a lethargic time for me. My time is mainly spent eating too much, combined with a real lack of healthy activity. ...

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Suppression of Creeping Bentgrass With Sequential Applications of PGRs

June 12, 2015 By and
Some superintendents in Texas struggle with excessive shoot growth of creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) in the summer, resulting in poor performance. Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) are commonly used on greens to limit this. The objectives of this study were ...

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Suppressing annual bluegrass in fairways with plant growth regulators

May 18, 2015 By
Cale Bigelow, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at Purdue University. He has conducted numerous studies on annual bluegrass control with plant growth regulators and cultural practices. Cale can be reached at for more information. Q: Briefly outline the application ...

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Dollar spot control 2014: New fungicides and modern approaches

March 13, 2014 By
It is sometimes difficult to imagine that more than 80 years after dollar spot was first described, this disease commands so much attention from superintendents, academics and the turf industry in general. The causal agent (currently Sclerotinia homoeocarpa) is an ...

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