Fall Fertilization - Prepare for Healthier Turf Next Spring 


Koch Agronomic Services

Presented by Koch Agronomic Services

John Kruse, Ph.D.

The spring of 2014 was a tough one for many courses, especially in the Northern U.S. After a difficult winter, superintendents dug their way out of the snow to discover that many greens and tees did not survive the harsh conditions. Fall fertilization is an integral part of healthy spring turfgrass growth and can play an important role in recovering from winter conditions. This is equally true in both cool- and warm-season grasses; the challenges and resulting programs will vary depending on climate. In this webinar, John Kruse, Ph.D., reviews critical planning and implementation of a fall fertilization program that will enable the plant to store energy in the roots and prepare for stronger growth and regeneration the following spring. This knowledge is valuable to superintendents working in any climate.

Original presentation date: Aug. 21, 2014

About the instructor

John Kruse, Ph.D.John Kruse, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in soil fertility and soil chemistry from the University of Georgia. His research focused on nitrogen and carbon dynamics in soils undergoing repeated wetting and drying cycles as well as transformations of subsoil acidity and the effect these changes have on several turfgrass species. Kruse worked for Scotts ProTurf division as a tech representative, for a fertilizer manufacturing company and as an assistant professor with an extension and research appointment with the LSU AgCenter in Louisiana before joining Koch Agronomic Services as a research agronomist.


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