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Agronomy

Myths and Misconceptions of Pythium Diseases in Turfgrass

January 22, 2013
10 a.m.
Education Points: .1

Lane Tredway, Ph.D., Syngenta technical manager, will debunk several misconceptions about Pythium diseases, such as the myth that Pythium is only a problem in cool-season turf. He will also explore the differences between various Pythium diseases — such as root rot and root dysfunction — and the various fungicide and cultural practices superintendents can employ for effective Pythium management. Additionally, he will focus on disease diagnosis and fungicide resistance management.

About the instructor
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. Tredway 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.