Today's Turf is Zoysiagrass

Advances in development and management of THE low-input, high-quality golf course turf.

Jack Fry, Ph.D.

Jack Fry, Ph.D., provides an overview of the management and physiology of this specific grass type in this 90-minute webcast. From his firsthand experience and research, Fry outlines the practices that can make a difference on your golf course and includes details on cost savings. Topics discussed will be:

  • Cultivar selection, and an update on the development of new cultivars
  • Management practices to reduce stress injury and improve quality
  • Dealing with pest issues including large patch disease and billbugs

Original presentation date: Feb. 21, 2013

About the instructor

Jack Fry, Ph.D.

Jack D. Fry, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources at Kansas State University. He obtained his bachelor's degree in horticulture at K-State in 1982, his master's degree in agronomy at the University of Maryland in 1984, and his doctorate at Colorado State University  in 1987. Fry teaches courses in turfgrass culture, and golf course and sports turf operations. His research has been focused on turfgrass water conservation, integrated pest management, and establishment. He has served industry associations in numerous capacities, including as the 2004 chair of division C-5 (Turfgrass Science) of the Crop Science Society of America, and as a member of the GCSAA Education Committee and the USGA Turf and Environmental Research Committee. Fry has taught seminars at GCSAA's education conference and other webcasts as well.


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

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