Getting the Jump on Snow Mold

Jim Kerns, Ph.D.

Snow mold collectively refers to a diverse set of diseases that include Microdochium patch, Typhula blight, Coprinus snow mold, snow scald and even Pythium snow blight. The pathogens that cause these diseases are vastly different, and so are the management strategies to combat them. In this 90-minute webcast, Jim Kerns, Ph.D., covers the biology of the pathogens that cause these diseases, as well as their cultural and chemical management. If snow molds are an issue at your course, you’ll want to learn more about how to link snow mold biology with management.

Jim Kerns, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of plant pathology and extension specialist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He earned his Ph.D. at North Carolina State University. Kerns’ research program focuses on etiology, epidemiology, and management of turfgrass diseases. Specifically, he conducts research in laboratory, greenhouse, growth chamber, and field environments that focuses on three important diseases of turfgrasses in Wisconsin – dollar spot, anthracnose and snow mold. Kern’s extension efforts center on educating turfgrass managers on identifying disease problems, employing control measures that are efficacious, cost-effective, and environmentally sound, and managing fungicide resistance.

Original presentation date: Sept. 1, 2011


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