Best Management Practices for the Control of Anthracnose on Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens

Bruce Clarke, Ph.D., and Jim Murphy, Ph.D.

Controlling anthracnose is more than just spraying fungicides. In this 90-minute webcast, Jim Murphy, Ph.D., and Bruce Clarke, Ph.D., discuss the set of best management practices that Rutgers has developed from more than 15 years of research. You’ll hear how crucial good cultural practices, such as providing adequate Nitrogen fertility and timing of topdressing, can be to reducing anthracnose. Also reviewed are adjusting mowing heights and frequencies, lightweight rolling, using PGRS and irrigation quantity. Then, development and implementation of sound chemical control strategies, with the latest product options and research round out the agenda. 

Original presentation date: March 17, 2016

About the instructors

Bruce Clarke

Bruce B. Clarke, Ph.D., is an extension specialist in turfgrass pathology at Rutgers University. He earned his bachelor's degree and doctorate from Rutgers. Clarke’s research focuses on foliar and root-infecting diseases of cool-season turfgrass. Clarke’s excellence in the turfgrass industry has been well-documented through the numerous awards he has received, including the Distinguished Service Award, GCSA of New Jersey; John Reid Lifetime Achievement Award, Metropolitan GCSA; Extension Excellence Award, Rutgers Cooperative Extension; and Hall of Fame Award, New Jersey Turfgrass Association. Clarke has taught identification and control of foliar and root-infecting diseases of cool-season turfgrass in China, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. He has been a GCSAA faculty member since 1993.

Jim Murphy

James A Murphy, Ph.D., is an extension specialist in turfgrass management Rutgers University. He earned his bachelor's degree at Western Illinois University, and master's degree and doctorate at Michigan State University. Murphy’s research interests include understanding and improving the stress tolerance and persistence of turf, particularly as related to cultural management practices. Murphy serves as the Rutgers University liaison to both the New Jersey Turfgrass Association and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of New Jersey, and his excellence in the turfgrass industry has been well-documented through the many awards he has received, including the Hall of Fame Award from the New Jersey Turfgrass Association, the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Team Research/Outreach Award, and the Seed Research of Oregon, Inc. Excellence in Research Award. Murphy has lectured in China, Japan and Norway on turf management issues. He has been a GCSAA faculty member since the mid-1990s.

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