Solutions for Maximum Success in Your IPM Program: Warm-Season Turf

March 29th, 2018 8:54pm CDT

Sponsored By CIVITAS

Education Points: 0.2

Chemical pesticide application has been the dominant form of disease control on heavily managed turf for decades. Societal pressures in many locations over the past several years have led to the search for alternative methods of disease control. One of these alternatives is activated disease resistance, which involves using a plant’s own defense arsenal to combat disease.

Join Matt Weaver, CGCS, to learn how traditional chemical and activated resistance-type fungicides work. We’ll then discuss how turfgrass plants respond physiologically to applications of activated resistance products. Impacts regarding input reductions, latest research and field observations will be covered, as well as information on ways the end user can get started using these products. Appropriate timing and how to integrate these products into their existing IPM program will also be discussed.

About the Instructor
Prior to joining Petro Canada in 2012, Matthew Weaver, CGCS, was a golf course superintendent in the mid-Atlantic and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States for seventeen years. He has worked in many capacities in the golf business for over twenty five years. Weaver has served on many local and national GCSAA committees and boards. He currently serves on the GCSAA Scholarship committee. Throughout his career, Weaver has taken a particular interest in maximizing IPM strategies and environmental stewardship.