Keys to Disease Identification and Management
Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management. Disease and pest management of turfgrasses involves multiple steps: identification of the disease or pest, various fungicides and pesticides available, application best practices, and prevention strategies. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turfgrasses, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the environment.
Preemergence Herbicides in Managed Turfgrass. Preemergence herbicides are a common and useful tool that, when used appropriately, prevent weeds from establishing. This module discusses the basics of preemergence herbicide use in managed turfgrass systems.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in managed turfgrass.
- Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of turfgrass.
Chapter 1 -Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management
- Applying Turf Fungicides
- Modes of Action
- Environment Modifications
- Large Patch
- Plant Ecology
- Gray Leaf Spot
- Dollar Spot
- Weather Conditions
- Melting Out
- Bermudagrass Decline
- Bermudagrass Decline Management
- Spring Deadspot
- Take All Root Rot/Patch
- Pythium Blight
- Fairy Ring
- Slime Mold
- State Thresholds
- Taking Samples
Chapter 2 – Preemergence Herbicides in Managed Turfgrass
Lesson 1 – Management Techniques
- Preventive Strategies
- Preemergence Herbicides
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