Reducing Poa annua on Your Golf Course

Fred Yelverton, Ph.D.

Fred Yelverton

Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) continues to be the most problematic weed on golf courses worldwide. This cool-season plant is typically a winter annual but can adapt to a perennial life cycle. Selective removal in cool-season grasses has always been a challenge. In warm-season grasses, there are a great deal more effective herbicide options but due to the diversity of this species, resistance to herbicides has become a common problem. In this 90-minute webcast, Fred Yelverton, Ph.D., covers ecological adaptations of Poa annua on golf courses as well as selective removal and suppression. Programs that discourage the development of herbicide resistance will also be discussed.

About the instructor

Fred Yelverton, Ph.D., is a professor of crop science at North Carolina State University where he co-directs the Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education. His research program focuses on PGRs and the development of environmentally sound weed management systems for both warm- and cool-season turfgrasses. In addition, he advises several graduate students in the area of turfgrass weed management and plant growth regulators. Yelverton has taught numerous seminars and sessions at GCSAA’s annual education conference as well as the popular webcast Dealing with Moss on Putting Greens.
Original presentation date: Oct. 30, 2014


Member price: Free
Nonmember price: $60
Chapter price: $100
Education points: 0.2

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This webcast has been approved for continuing education credits (CECs) -1.5 IPM - as part of the Pesticide Re-Certification program administered by the Western Canada Turfgrass Association in cooperation with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment. The IPM Council of Canada has also approved the event for 1.0 CECs in the IPM Accreditation Program they administer. Complete and return this short exam.

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