Using Alternatives to Methyl Bromide
to kill Existing Vegetation

Sept. 29, 2016
10 a.m. (Central)

Fred Yelverton, Ph.D.

The loss of methyl bromide has caused some disruption in the turfgrass industry. The need for soil sterilization is not widespread but is badly needed in some situations; most commonly renovations. In this 60-minute webcast, Fred Yelverton, Ph.D., shares information from 2015 research trials developed to determine if programs could be created to eradicate bermudagrass, as would be done when one type of turfgrass is being removed and another type is being established. Treatments including Basamid, that involved tarping vs. no tarping, and in combination with glyphosate + fluazifop will be presented. The results indicate total vegetation control can be obtained - and weed control programs developed in this research program are highly effective. If you have a project to convert putting greens from one bermudagrass to another or replace annual bluegrass/bentgrass putting greens with creeping bentgrass you’ll want to spend an hour with us.

About the instructor

Fred Yelverton PhDFred Yelverton, Ph.D., is a professor of crop science at North Carolina State University where he co-directs the Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education. His specialties include turfgrass pest management, turfgrass management, fate and behavior of pesticides, heavy metals, and fertilizers in the environment. Yelverton has given 159 national and international invited presentations involving turfgrass science since 1995, traveling to six continents. He has received many awards and recently was recognized as “One of the Ten Most Influential People in the Green Industry.” Yelverton has been a GCSAA faculty member for many years, teaching both seminars and webcasts. He helped develop the self-study course Taking Control of Grassy Weeds.

IPM Council of Canada credits
This webcast has been approved for 1.0 continuing education credits (CECs) by the IPM Council of Canada as part of the IPM Accreditation Program it administers.


Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $60
Education points: 0.1

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