Strategies & Planning for Fall Weed Control

Jim Brosnan, Ph.D.

Fall weed control programs are often overlooked by fatigued superintendents who fought to maintain turf quality during stressful summer weather. Jim Brosnan, Ph.D., will present integrated fall weed control strategies for control of troublesome weeds such as annual bluegrass, dallisgrass and common bermudagrass in both warm- and cool-season turf. Programs will be centered on the use of both new and existing herbicide chemistries along with cultural practices to maximize efficacy. Particular focus will be placed on the use of meteorological data to optimally time herbicide applications.

Original presentation date: July 19, 2012

About the instructor

Jim BrosnanJim Brosnan, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of plant sciences at the University of Tennessee. He earned his bachelor of science degree in turfgrass science from Penn State University, a master of science degree in plant, soil and insect sciences from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his doctorate in agronomy from Penn State University. Brosnan’s research focuses on effective and economical strategies for broadleaf and grassy weed control in various turfgrass systems, including golf courses, athletic fields, and residential landscapes. He is also interested in the effects of plant growth regulators on both warm- and cool-season turfgrasses.


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