Dollar Spot Resistance and Management Strategies

Rob Golembiewski, Ph.D., and Frank Wong, Ph.D.

Do you know your fungicides? What about all of the new products that contain multiple active ingredients? How effective are these fungicides against dollar spot, and what are the best approaches for preventing or delaying fungicide resistance? Dollar spot is the 800-pound gorilla of fungicide resistance. Cases of dollar spot fungicide resistance have been chronicled for over 30 years. This 90-minute webcast will provide a review of resistance terminology, a brief historical look at documented resistance cases, an update on new fungicides, and management strategies to extend the life of fungicides and control dollar spot.

Original presentation date: Dec. 19, 2012

About the instructors

Rob Golembiewski, Ph.D.Rob Golembiewski, Ph.D., is a green solutions specialist at Bayer Environmental Science and is based in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining Bayer in March 2012, Golembiewksi was an assistant professor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University with the responsibility of teaching and directing the turf management program. He earned both his bachelor's degree in crop and soil science and master's degree in botany and plant pathology from Michigan State University, and his doctorate in agronomy from Ohio State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Oregon State, Golembiewski spent two years with the University of Minnesota at Crookston as an assistant professor, and prior to that he was co-owner of Paramount Landscape for six years. He has been a GCSAA faculty member since 2008.

Frank Wong, Ph.D.Frank Wong, Ph.D., is a technical service specialist at Bayer Environmental Science and is based in the Washington, D.C., area. Prior to joining Bayer in 2011, Wong was an associate professor and extension specialist at the University of California, Riverside, where he had statewide turf pathology responsibilities since 2001. He earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Davis, and a doctorate in plant pathology from Cornell University. Wong’s research interests revolve around turfgrass diseases and management, and he currently has national responsibilities for technical service for Bayer's fungicide portfolio for turfgrass use. He has been a GCSAA faculty member since 2003.


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