Integrated Turfgrass Management

The golf course superintendent and staff work diligently to provide the best playing conditions possible; however, proper course management today also requires conserving natural resources and protecting the environment. Thirty-two projects are underway to evaluate reduced pesticide use, increase our understanding of plant disease and insect pests, provide better plant resistance to both pest and climatic stresses, and improve overall management techniques for new and improved turf cultivars.

Project Title


Efficient Irrigation of Golf Turf in the Cool-Humid New England Region: Evapotranspiration and Crop Coefficients

University of Massachusetts

Reducing Watershed Scale Phosphorus Export Through Integrated Management Practices

USDA-Agricultural Research Service

Long Term Nitrogen Fate Research

Michigan State University

Development of Phosphorous Filtering Systems for Environmental Protection

Oklahoma State University

Irrigation Requirements for Salinity Management on Perennial Ryegrass Turf

University of California-Riverside

Foliar Urea-Nitrogen Use Efficiency of Warm-Season Putting Green Turfgrasses Under Salinity Stresses

Clemson University

Development of Best Management Practices for Anthracnose Disease on Annual Bluegrass Putting Green Turf  

Rutgers University

Promotion of Turf Health Through Early Pathogen Detection-Development of a Turf PathoCHIP

Rutgers University

The Development, Application, and Evaluation of a New System for Enhancing the Efficiency of Control Agents for the Management of Sting Nematodes on Golf Course Turf

Clemson University

Use of Silver Nanoparticles for Nematode Control on the Bermudagrass Putting Green

Texas A&M University

Investigations into the Cause and Management of Etiolation on Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens

North Carolina State University

Management of Bacterial Wilt of Creeping Bentgrass caused by Acidovorax avenae on golf courses in the Eastern United States

University of Rhode Island

Clemson University

Determining the Reproductive Phenology of Emerging Overwintering Annual Bluegrass Weevil Populations for the Optimization of Management Programs  

State University of New York

Biological Control of White Grubs in Turf with Microsclerotial Granules of Metarhizium anisophiae  


Integrated Pest Management of Plant-Parasitic Sting Nematodes on Bermudagrass

University of Florida

Infection and Colonization of Bermudagrass by Ophiosphaerella species: the causal agents of spring dead spot of bermudagrass

Oklahoma State University

Occurrence and Identification of an Emerging Bacterial Pathogen of Creeping Bentgrass

Michigan State University

Validation of a Logistic Regression Model for Prediction of Dollar Spot of Amenity Turfgrasses

Oklahoma State University

Optimizing Turfgrass Establishment on Sand-Capped Tees and Fairways

 University of Arkansas

Development of Large Patch Resistant and Cold Hardy Zoysiagrass Cultivars for the Transition Zone

Kansas State University

Development of Large Patch Resistant and Cold Hardy Zoysiagrass Cultivars for the Transition Zone

Purdue University

Large Patch on Zoysiagrass and Spring Dead Spot on Bermudagrass as Affected by Establishment Method and Cultural Practices

University of Arkansas

Novel Enzyme Technology to Alleviate Soil Water Repellency in Turfgrass Situations

University of Georgia

Effect of Glycinebetaine Seed Priming on the Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses in Turfgrass

North Dakota State University

Annual Bluegrass Response to Potassium and Calcium Fertilization and Soil pH

Rutgers University

Do Foliar Fertility Products Enhance N Uptake and Turfgrass Performance?

University of Illinois

Developing Management Practices and Prediction Models for Controlling Seedheads on Warm Season Turfgrasses

University of Georgia

Evaluation of Fertilizer Application Strategies for Preventing or Recovering from Large Patch Disease of Zoysiagrass

University of Missouri and Kansas State University

Development of Molecular Diagnostic Assays for Fungicide Resistance in the Dollar Spot Pathogen Sclerotinia homoeocarpa

University of Massachusetts

Do Management Regimes of Organically and Conventionally Managed Golf Course Soils Influence Microbial Communities and Relative Abundance of Important Turf Pathogens?

University of Massachusetts

Advancing Integrated Management of Annual Bluegrass Weevil

Rutgers University

Benefits of Golf Course Naturalized Areas for Biological Control and Pollinator Conservation

University of Kentucky


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