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Hybrid Bermuda Diseases and Control Options

April 17, 2018
Education Points: 0.1

The four factors of disease consist of a susceptible host (turfgrass), the pathogen, a conducive environment, and time. Successful turfgrass disease management begins with an understanding of the disease cycle and where that cycle can be broken in order to minimize disease incidence and severity. In this 60-minute webinar, presented by PBI Gordon, Maria Tomaso-Peterson, Ph.D., explores the disease cycles of some of the most challenging diseases of bermudagrass putting greens. This includes a review of bermudagrass decline, take-all root rot and Pythium blight/root rot. Listen in for ideas you can use this Spring season.
About the Instructor
Maria Tomaso-Peterson, Ph.D., is a research professor in plant pathology at Mississippi State University with over 20 years of turfgrass pathology experience. Her appointment is 80% research, 20% teaching and currently her efforts focus on the novel fungal complex associated bermudagrass decline. Tomaso-Peterson teaches a split-level course, Turfgrass Diseases, and will join other turfgrass pathologists in updating the Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases to include a greater emphasis on warm-season diseases.