Virginia Turfgrass Council2021-01-20T14:26:34-06:00

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Mid-Atlantic Turfgrass Expo

Mark your calendar for the 2021 M-A-T-E conference, January 19 – 22, 2021 in a 100% Zoom format…
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Come to the Bay

Save February 23 – 24 2021 for the Come to the Bay conference. This year’s theme – Water: It is Everybody’s Business…
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Impact of DMI Fungicides on Creeping Bentgrass and
Ultradwarf Bermudagrass during Suboptimal Growing Conditions

Demethylation inhibiting (DMI) fungicides may have phytotoxic effects on putting surfaces under periods of intense heat and stress…
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Strategies to increase bermudagrass recovery
from spring dead spot damage

Most research efforts for SDS are geared toward employing preventative practices such as fungicide applications and other cultural practices in the fall while recovery strategies from damage in the spring and early summer are often overlooked…
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Ophiosphaerella species that cause spring dead spot
respond differently to fungicides

Ophiosphaerella herpotricha and O. korrae are the two most common fungal species that cause the detrimental bermudagrass disease spring dead spot (SDS) in Virginia…
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Annual Bluegrass Weevil

Annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) is a serious pest of short-cut, cool-season turfgrasses, particularly annual bluegrass and creeping bentgrass, in the Mid-Atlantic and northeastern U.S.
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Thermal Changes in Tall Fescue
Associated with Rhizoctonia Solani Infection


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Impact of Fall Applications of trinexapac-ethyl (Primo Maxx)
on Cold Tolerance of Ultradwarf Bermudagrass

Research continues at Independence Golf Club on winter management of ultradwarf bermudagrass (UDB) putting greens…
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Early postemergence control of crabgrass in bermudagrass

Crabgrass is a summer annual grassy weed that can cause major problems in bermudagrass…
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Preemergence control of crabgrass in tall fescue using Crew

Crabgrass is a summer annual grassy weed that detracts from the appearance of lawns…
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Evaluation of alternatives to glyphosate in a field trial

Evaluation conducted at the research station, Virginia Beach RCB 4 reps…
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Testing Effects of Glycine Betaine (GB) and Choline
on Physiological Fitness and Quality of Creeping Bentgrass
under Heat and Mild Drought Stress

Exogenous application of certain small molecule organic compounds has been used as a tool to improve cool-season turfgrass quality and physiological fitness during summer stress…
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Education Spotlight on Brentsville District High School’s
Turfgrass Management Program

In 2016, Brentsville Turfgrass Management was born with the simple idea of creating a curriculum focused on hands-on experience in the green industry.
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