Tag: ultradwarf bermudagrass

Leaf spot disease symptoms (Photo: Maria Tomaso-Peterson)

Leaf spot and dollar spot on ultradwarf bermudagrass greens

Ultradwarf bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis) is the predominant putting green turf in the southern U.S. This grass, however, produces profuse amounts of thatch, which leads to increased disease pressure from leaf spot (Figure 1), caused by Bipolaris cynodontis, ...

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The dollars (and temps) of greens covers

November 12, 2018 By
Mike Richardson, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at the University of Arkansas. Mike and his colleagues have been studying the air temperature at which temporary covers should be used on ultradwarf bermudagrass greens. Mike can be reached at mricha@uark.edu for ...

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Photo by Alan Windham

Controlling ultradwarf bermudagrass diseases

July 13, 2018 By
Turfgrass diseases, including diseases of the newer ultradwarf bermudagrass varieties, need four conditions for development: a susceptible host (the turf), a pathogen, a conducive environment and time. Golf course superintendents have plenty of these four factors. What they don’t always ...

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Photos by: Eric DeBoer

How low can ultradwarf bermudagrasses go?

As ultradwarf bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis) use moves farther north, there is increased risk of winter injury from low temperatures and desiccation. The use of protective covers during winter is an expensive but obligatory practice for ultradwarf bermudagrass ...

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Quantifying light needs for bermudagrass green establishment

January 22, 2015 By
In the past decade throughout the Southeast and transition zone, golf courses have been converting their greens to new ultradwarf bermudagrass cultivars. Whether the conversion is from creeping bentgrass or is replacing an older bermudagrass cultivar, a major constraint will ...

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Winter weed control in dormant bermudagrass

November 24, 2014 By
Patrick McCullough, Ph.D., is an extension turf weed scientist at the University of Georgia. He conducts numerous weed control trials each year to help him make weed control recommendations to superintendents. McCullough can be reached at pmccull@uga.edu for more information. ...

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