Pests of Fine Poa Annua Turfgrass

Steve McDonald

Although many consider annual bluegrass (Poa annua) a nuisance grassy weed in fine turf areas, it can provide an outstanding golf playing surface in many regions. Poa annua is susceptible to many species-specific fungal and insect pests. This 90-minute webcast covers identification and management tactics for many of the most common pests such as the annual bluegrass weevil, anthracnose, brown ring patch and summer patch. Steve McDonald also discusses both cultural and chemical management strategies in detail.

About the instructor

Steve McDonald is the owner of Turfgrass Disease Solutions, which is an independent research and agronomic support company based in the mid-Atlantic region. He received a bachelor of science degree in turfgrass management from Delaware Valley College and a master of science degree in turfgrass pathology from University of Maryland. Currently, his research efforts focus on plant protection, fertility, cultural practices and maladies of turf and ornamentals.

Original presentation date: Oct. 13, 2011


Member price: Free
Non-member price: $60
Chapter price: $100
Education points: 0.2

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