Snow molds are some of the most destructive turfgrass diseases for superintendents in temperate climates. Fungicides are an integral part of successfully managing snow mold but developing a program that is effective and affordable can be difficult. In this 60-minute webinar, presented by PBI Gordon, Paul Koch, Ph.D. reviews the primary snow mold pathogens, discusses the impact cultural practices can have on snow mold development, and examines the latest research regarding fungicide selection, application timing, and fungicide breakdown. The focus is on those snow molds that occur under persistent snow cover and only lightly reference Microdochium patch that occurs in the absence of snow cover.
About the Instructor
Paul Koch, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin â€“ Madison. Kochâ€™s research focuses primarily on developing precision disease management strategies for snow mold and dollar spot in turfgrass and investigating the fate and impact of turfgrass pesticides in the environment. Koch also oversees the University of Wisconsinâ€™s Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab and the UW Turfgrass Fungicide Testing Program.