TURFGRASS:
KEYS TO DISEASE IDENTIFICATION and MANAGEMENT

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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.

 

Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management

Lesson 1

Applying Turf Fungicides
Granular
Liquid
Modes of Action
Environment Modifications
Large Patch

Lesson 2

Plant Ecology
Anthracnose
Gray Leaf Spot
Dollar Spot

Lesson 3

Weather Conditions
Melting Out
ERI
Bermudagrass Decline

Lesson 4

Bermudagrass Decline Management
Spring Deadspot
Take All Root Rot/Patch

Lesson 5

Pythium Blight
Fairy Ring
Slime Mold
Nematodes

Lesson 6

State Thresholds
Taking Samples
Nematicides

Preemergence Herbicides in Managed Turfgrass

Lesson 1

Preventive Strategies
Preemergence Herbicides

Final Assessment

 

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