Options for Your Weed Control Plan

Bert McCarty, Ph.D.

Bert McCarty, Ph.D., provides options for pre- and post-emergent applications on hard-to-control weeds. Included is a look at how to determine your pre-emergent timing depending upon your location in the U.S. Research presented includes comparison of various products on tough-to-control weeds like dallisgrass, signalgrass, goosegrass, swinecress and sedges. Suggestions for both warm- and cool-season turf are included (with a focus on warm-season) as well as efficacy depending upon frequency of application. Biology, ecology and lifecycles of major turfgrass weeds will be touched on as will advantages of an IPM approach. McCarty packs a lot of detail into this 90-minute webcast – don’t miss it!

Original presentation date: Mar. 12, 2014

About the instructor

Bert McCarty, Ph.D.Bert McCarty, Ph.D., is a professor of horticulture at Clemson University, and he holds degrees from Clemson and North Carolina State universities. McCarty’s research focuses on weed management, PGR use and environmental-stress physiology issues affecting turfgrass managers. His appointment at Clemson includes a blend of teaching, research and extension. McCarty’s excellence in the turf industry has been well-documented through numerous awards he has received, including a Service Merit Award from the Carolinas GCSA and an Outstanding Extension Publication Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science. His research is widely published, and he’s given presentations around the globe, including teaching at the GCSAA annual education conference for many years.


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Chapter price: $100
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BC Pesticide Applicator points

This webcast has been approved for continuing education credits (CECs) as part of the IPM Accreditation Program administered by the IPM Council of Canada, as well as the Pesticide Re-Certification program administered by the Western Canada Turfgrass Association in cooperation with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment. To earn CECs for the recorded event, you will need to complete the short exam and return it to GCSAA. A certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion.

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