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Chemical Control of Turfgrass Diseases 2017
By: Paul Vincelli, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky; Bruce Clarke, Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers University; Gregg Munshaw, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky
Turfgrasses under intensive management are often subject to outbreaks of infectious diseases. Diseases usually are most damaging when weather or cultural conditions favor the disease-causing agent but not plant growth and vigor. Cultural conditions that predispose turfgrass to diseases include close mowing, inadequate or excessive nitrogen fertility, light or frequent irrigation, excessive thatch, poor drainage, and shade.
North Carolina State University Turf Files
NC State's turfgrass program offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that answer the need for highly trained individuals at all levels of the turf industry. The turfgrass management curriculum is a technical program that leads to an Associate's degree in the Agricultural Institute. For students wanting a degree with a stronger science background, the B.S. degree in Turfgrass Science is available.
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Alabama Golf Courses Superintendent's Association
The Alabama Golf Course Superintendents Association is dedicated to expanding networking and educational opportunities to enhance programs and value to our members. The Alabama Golf Course Superintendents Association will be the dominant organization for golf course superintendents representing a high percentage of golf facilities in the state.
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America is the professional association for the men and women who manage and maintain the game’s most valuable resource — the golf course. The golf industry recognizes the association as a key contributor in elevating the game and business.Since 1926, with a focus on golf course management, GCSAA has been the top professional association in the United States and worldwide. Headquartered in Lawrence, Kan., it provides education, information and representation to more than 17,000 members in more than 72 countries. Its mission is to serve its members, advance the profession and enhance the vitality of the game of golf.
Tennessee Golf Course Superintendents Association
The purpose of TGCSA is to provide for and enhance the recognition of the golf course superintendent as a professional, and to collect and disseminate information on a statewide basis to assist our members in providing for better maintenance and construction of our golf facilities.
Tennessee Turfgrass Association
The Tennessee Turfgrass Association is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to the enhancement of turfgrass management from all aspects. We are dedicated to promoting the turfgrass industry through education, scholarship and research. The Tennessee Turfgrass Association serves its members in the industry through education, promotion, and representation. The association supports ongoing programs in research, education, and extension in the areas of turfgrass management that will benefit all individuals who manage turfgrasses or derive pleasure from the results of such management.