This live version of Golf Course Management’s monthly column "Verdure" will distill published research into a quick set of facts.
Turfgrass faculty at universities have many different jobs, one of which is writing turfgrass research into lengthy and highly technical papers. Published in scientific journals, these types of research papers don’t tend to make for casual bedtime reading. What those papers do, however, is provide trickle-down science that you can apply to your golf course. Whether it is disease management, a new herbicide, a herbicide-resistant weed or a novel wetting agent, the solution you are using probably came from a detailed multi-year study.
Join us for an hour of condensed information, as some of the top research scientists present one to two of their research slides with facts and figures you can use – from seaweed extracts to herbicides. We’ll cover five types of research findings in one fast hour.
Elizabeth Guertal, Ph.D., Professor of Turfgrass Management and Soil Fertility, Auburn University, Ala.
Kevin W. Frank, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Turfgrass Extension Specialist, Michigan State University Scott McElroy, Ph.D., Professor of Turfgrass and Weed Science, Auburn University, Ala. James A. Murphy, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Rutgers University, N.J. Fred H. Yelverton, Ph.D., Professor of Crop Science, North Carolina State University Erik Ervin, Ph.D., Professor, Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Dept., Virginia Tech University