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Understanding Fungicide Differences

September 25, 2012
10 a.m. (Central)
Education Points: .1

What’s the difference between a contact fungicide and a systemic fungicide? And, what are the differences between single-site and multi-site fungicides? The terminology can be confusing. In this webcast, Michael Agnew, Ph.D., and Lane Tredway, Ph.D., will give you a deeper understanding of these fungicides (history, availability, mode of action and resistance management), while providing you with best practices for their effective use in an integrated pest management program.

About the instructors

Michael L. Agnew, Ph.D., is a technical manager for Syngenta Turf & Landscape, and former associate professor and extension turfgrass specialist at Iowa State University. He earned a bachelor's and master's degree in horticulture, and a doctorate in horticulture with a specialization in turfgrass science and plant stress physiology from Kansas State University.

Agnew has been providing service to the turfgrass and golf industries locally, nationally and internationally for 30 years. He currently provides technical support for Syngenta customers and staff, provides leadership in turfgrass fungicide product development, serves several trade and professional organizations, and is a frequently requested speaker and author within the turfgrass and green industries.

Lane Tredway, Ph.D., is a technical manager for Syngenta, with responsibilities for turf and landscape in the Southeastern U.S. He was formerly an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. Lane received a doctorate in plant pathology from the University of Georgia, a master's degree in plant biology from Rutgers, and a bachelor's degree in agronomic science from Penn State University.