Today's Turf is Creeping Bentgrass

Advances in cultivar development and management of putting green surfaces

Doug Karcher, Ph.D.

In this 90-minute webcast, Doug Karcher, Ph.D., gave an overview of the improved creeping bentgrass cultivars and their management on putting greens . From his firsthand experience and research, Karcher reviewed practices to maximize creeping bentgrass putting green health and performance. Topics discussed:

  • Cultivar selection, and an update on the development of new cultivars
  • Management practices to manage organic matter accumulation
  • Tips for providing a high-quality creeping bentgrass putting surface during summer stress conditions

Original presentation date: Oct. 8, 2014

About the instructor

Doug Karcher, Ph.D.Doug Karcher, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Arkansas. He earned his B.S. from The Ohio State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Karcher’s research interests focus on soil physical properties, water and organic matter management, cultural practices, fertility and technology. His university appointment includes 25% teaching and 75% research. In addition to maintaining an extensive research program, he serves on the Arkansas Turfgrass Association Board and as chair of the Turfgrass Science Division of the Crop Science Society of America. Karcher has lectured at numerous state and regional turf conferences across the US, in Spain, Germany, Italy and Thailand on topics ranging from water management to foliar fertility to soil cultivation. He has been a GCSAA faculty member since 2008 teaching both webcasts and at the annual education conference.


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

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IPM Council of Canada credits

This webcast has been approved for continuing education credits (CECs) -1.0 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 as well as the IPM Accreditation Program administered by the IPM Council of Canada.
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