Preventing Spring Dead Spot

March 27th, 2018 2:54pm CDT

Sponsored By Syngenta

Education Points: 0.1

Spring dead spot is the most destructive and difficult to control disease of bermudagrass turf in climates where the turf undergoes winter dormancy. The disease is also becoming more common in zoysiagrass turf on golf course tees and fairways. New understanding of pathogen biology and advances in fungicide chemistry have made an integrated approach to spring dead spot management possible. In this 60-minute webinar, Lane Tredway, Ph.D., reviews important aspects of spring dead spot, including procedures for diagnosis, factors that encourage disease development, cultural practices that can reduce disease pressure, and proper application of fungicides for effective control. After attending, you will have the ability to diagnose spring dead spot problems on your golf course, develop cultural management programs to suppress the disease, and implement an effective fungicide program for control. Such an integrated approach can effectively prevent spring dead spot from negatively impacting the quality and playability of bermudagrass and zoysiagrass turfgrasses.