Herbicide Resistance in Turf: An Emerging Issue Facing Golf Course Superintendents

Sept. 18, 2014
10 a.m. (Central)

Jim Brosnan, Ph.D.

Herbicide resistance is an emerging problem facing golf course superintendents in the transitional and warm-climatic zones. Repeated use of similar weed management strategies has given rise to herbicide resistant weeds, predominantly annual bluegrass (Poa annua) and goosegrass (Eleusine indica). In this 90-minute webcast, Jim Brosnan, Ph.D., will use case studies to illustrate the current status of herbicide resistance in turf. In addition, the benefits of herbicide rotation and diversifying weed management strategies to control problematic turfgrass weeds will also be discussed in detail.

About the instructor

Jim Brosnan, Ph.D.Jim Brosnan, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the department of plant sciences as well as co-director of the Center for Athletic Field Safety at the University of Tennessee. He earned his B.S. in turfgrass science from Penn State University, an M.S. in plant, soil and insect sciences (turfgrass) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his Ph.D. 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. Brosnan has previously taught conference seminars and webcasts for GCSAA.

Details

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

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