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Agronomy

Weed Control for Low-Maintenance Roughs and Natural Areas

February 20, 2018
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Education Points: 0.1

Native or “natural” areas are increasingly popular in modern golf course design. Natural areas provide wildlife habitat and reduce mowing frequency. They also require unique types of maintenance to provide the aesthetics and playability that architects and golfers expect. Weed control is complicated by the number of desirable species in natural areas and the limited herbicide options for selective control. In this 60-minute webinar presented by PBI Gordon, Jay McCurdy, Ph.D., discussed natural area management and provided options that increase weed control while reducing other inputs. Listen in to get ideas you can use throughout the season.

About the Instructor
Jay McCurdy, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and extension specialist at Mississippi State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Martin, master’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Ph.D. from Auburn University. McCurdy’s research interests include turfgrass weed ecology and management, herbicide resistance, pesticide fate, and wildlife habitat inclusion within urban environments. He serves as academic liaison for the Louisiana-Mississippi GCSA, is active advisor for the Mississippi Turfgrass Association and has taught both seminars and webinars for GCSAA.