Today's Turf is Creeping Bentgrass
Advances in cultivar development and management of putting green surfaces
Oct. 8, 2014
10 a.m. (Central)
Doug Karcher, Ph.D.
Doug Karcher, Ph.D., provides an overview of the improved creeping bentgrass cultivars and their management on putting greens in this 90-minute webcast. From his firsthand experience and research, Karcher outlines the practices to maximize creeping bentgrass putting green health and performance. Topics discussed will be:
- Cultivar selection, and an update on the development of new cultivars
- Management practices to manage organic matter accumulation
- Tips for providing a high-quality creeping bentgrass putting surface during summer stress conditions
About the instructor
Doug Karcher, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Arkansas. He earned his B.S. from The Ohio State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Karcher’s research interests focus on soil physical properties, water and organic matter management, cultural practices, fertility and technology. His university appointment includes 25% teaching and 75% research. In addition to maintaining an extensive research program, he serves on the Arkansas Turfgrass Association Board and as chair of the Turfgrass Science Division of the Crop Science Society of America. Karcher has lectured at numerous state and regional turf conferences across the US, in Spain, Germany, Italy and Thailand on topics ranging from water management to foliar fertility to soil cultivation. He has been a GCSAA faculty member since 2008 teaching both webcasts and at the annual education conference.
Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $60
Chapter price: $100
Education points: 0.2
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