Managing Turfgrass to Reduce Herbicide Use

Jim Brosnan, Ph.D.

Golf course superintendents are continually being asked to maintain optimal playing conditions with reduced budgets. Correct implementation of certain cultural practices can often discourage weed infestations, resulting in less revenue being spent on herbicide application. Cultural practices can also increase the effectiveness of herbicide applications. Jim Brosnan, Ph.D., will provide an overview of cultural practices that can discourage weed infestation in warm- and cool-season golf course turf. This 90-minute webcast also include results of research studies evaluating effects of cultural practices on herbicide performance.

Original presentation date: March 6, 2013

About the instructor

Jim Brosnan, Ph.D.

Jim Brosnan, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of plant sciences at the University of Tennessee. He earned his bachelor's degree in turfgrass science from Penn State University, his master's degree in plant, soil and insect sciences (turfgrass) from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and his doctorate in agronomy from Penn State University. Brosnan’s research focuses on effective and economical strategies for broadleaf and grassy weed control in various turfgrass systems, including golf courses, athletic fields and residential landscapes. He is also interested in the effects of plant growth regulators on both warm- and cool-season turfgrasses. Brosnan has taught both seminars and webcasts for GCSAA.


Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $60
Chapter price: $100
Education points: 0.2

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