Fine Fescue as a Putting Surface

presented by the Oregon Fine Fescue Commission

Oregon Fine Fescue Commission

Jan. 24, 2017
10 a.m. (Central)

Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D.

In response to increasing environmental concern and hard economic times, golf courses are striving to improve upon environmental and economic sustainability by using low input turfgrasses and reducing maintenance inputs. In this 60-minute webinar, presented by the Oregon Fine Fescue Commission, Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D., will highlight the benefits of fine fescue as it relates to reduced inputs (i.e., irrigation, fertilization, and fungicide use) when used as a putting surface.

Successful management practices for fine fescue putting greens will be covered and compared to management of other cool-season grasses on putting surfaces, such as creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass. Several case studies collected from across the United States will also be used to document successful management of fine fescue putting greens.

About the instructor

Alec Kowalewski PhDAlec Kowalewski, Ph.D., is the Turfgrass Specialist at Oregon State University. He earned both his masters and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Oregon State, Kowalewski taught at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and worked as a research scientist at the University of Georgia Turf Breeding Program in Tifton, Ga. Kowalewski also served as a Briggs & Stratton Yardsmart Expert and as an operational consultant at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. His current appoint is both teaching and extension-based; research and extension interests include improving the environmental and economic sustainability of turfgrass management.


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