Why Care about Organic Matter?

Roch Gaussoin, Ph.D.

Successful organic matter (OM) management on golf greens has become a critical, daunting and often controversial task. Inconsistencies in measurement of root zone OM has resulted in confusion concerning optimal and, more importantly, supra-optimal OM levels that compromise green quality, including playability and agronomics. Roch Gaussoin, Ph.D., will discuss more than a dozen years of research on creeping bentgrass and will provide a conclusive and simple solution to organic matter accumulation and management.

Original presentation date: Oct. 2, 2012

About the instructor

Roch Gaussoin

Roch E. Gaussoin, Ph.D., is professor of agronomy and horticulture/extension specialist at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He earned his bachelor of science and master of science degrees at New Mexico State University and his doctorate at Michigan State University. Gaussoin’s research focuses on turfgrass nutrition, golf green construction and management, and turfgrass weed control. A popular speaker both in the U.S. and internationally, he has been a GCSAA faculty member since 1992, teaching at the education conference, as well as numerous webcasts.


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Chapter price: $100
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