Managing Bentgrass under Summer Stress Conditions

John Sorochan, Ph.D.

This 90-minute webcast starts with a review of the different types of heat stress (indirect and direct heat stress) and how they impact the turf. Join John Sorochan, Ph.D., to learn how you can better manage your bentgrass under the resulting stress. Basic management practices to lessen the problems caused by heat stress will be covered next. This includes mowing heights, mowing frequencies, syringing, lightweight rolling, nitrogen fertilizer management, and cultivation practices. The webcast concludes with a discussion of some basic fungicide programs for disease management. If you've got creeping bentgrass putting greens, you'll get some practical ideas you can implement.

Original presentation date: May 11, 2016

About the instructor

John Sorochan PhDJohn C. Sorochan, Ph.D., is a professor and distinguished scientist at the University of Tennessee. He earned his bachelors and masters degrees as well as his Ph.D. at Michigan State University. Sorochan’s research focuses on cool and warm season putting green stress physiology and management and his university appointment includes 40% teaching and 60% research. Sorochan’s excellence in the turfgrass industry has been well-documented through the numerous awards he has received, including the Outstanding Advisor Award and the W.F. & Gold Moss Outstanding Teaching Award, both from the University of Tennessee CASNR, the Turfgrass Professional of the Year from the Tennessee Turfgrass Association and The William H. Daniel Founders Award from the Sports Turf Managers Association of America. In addition to participation in many state and regional turfgrass conferences around the United States, Sorochan has lectured internationally on golf course shade, mowing and rolling, and plant growth. He has been a GCSAA faculty member since 2011 teaching both seminars and webcasts.


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