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TurfNet University live Webinar events are free for everyone. Access to most archived events is restricted to TurfNet members only. For more information about the benefits of TurfNet membership, click here. All Webinars begin at 1 p.m. eastern time unless otherwise noted.

Dave Shetlar, Ph.D., Ohio State University: Myths and facts surrounding white grubs attacking turf

Date:  Mar 22 2018
There are many myths surrounding white grub populations.

All white grubs are the same, cold winters are hard on grub populations and grubs preferred food source is turfgrass roots. All are commonly held beliefs by turfgrass managers, and all are patently false, says Dave Shetlar, Ph.D., professor emeritus at Ohio State University and a world-renown entomologist.

In reality, not all grub types behave the same way and not all are equally susceptible to one pesticide or another; white grub populations are much more at risk during mild winters compared with harsh ones; and roots and crowns actually are just in the way as the pests launch their assault on the surrounding thatch and soil organic matter.

In this TurfNet University Webinar, Dave Shetlar, Ph.D., professor emeritus at Ohio State University will dispel these and other common misconceptions about white grubs.

The presentation will include feeding habits of grubs, how they are affected by environmental factors; how they interact to commonly used turf pest insecticides; and more.
Registration:   Open to everyone, free!    

Lester George, George Golf Design: Golf course design and sustainability for the future

Date:  Apr 10 2018
In this TurfNet Webinar, golf course architect Lester George of George Golf Design will discuss ways to apply architectural features of golf course design into routine and sustainable maintenance practices.

The discussion will focus on primary, secondary and out-of-play areas, and how much attention each should receive.

The presenter will provide current examples of golf course design features that can help superintendents reduce inputs and labor expenses.
Registration:   Open to everyone, free!    

Beth Guertal, Ph.D., Auburn University: History of Poa annua

Date:  Apr 18 2018
Do you want to know more about Poa annua and what makes it tick?

In this TurfNet University Webinar, Beth Guertal, Ph.D., of Auburn University will discuss the history of Poa annua where it came from and how it became so prevalent on American golf courses.

The discussion will include information on how it can be manipulated through soil pH and fertility and tips on how to best manage it, including cultivation and mowing practices. This Webinar will not include strategies on how to manage Poa annua as a weed.
Registration:   Open to everyone, free!    

Micah Woods, Ph.D., Asian Turfgrass Center: Five reasons why you should measure the clipping volume

Date:  Apr 23 2018
Golf course superintendents measure turf growth by noting how many times they empty mower baskets or some other more subjective evaluations.

Measuring the volume of clippings mown from an area and reporting it as volume per area is a method that represents directly the overall objective of turfgrass management -- modifying the growth rate of the grass to create the desired playing surface.

In this TurfNet University Webinar, Micah Woods, Ph.D., of the Asian Turfgrass Center will share data and case studies from around the world to explain how this method of measurement works and why the simple measurement of clipping volume has so many implications for golf course maintenance. These include optimizing surface consistency, green speed, topdressing and more.
Registration:   Open to everyone, free!    

Doug Soldat, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin: Understanding iron: the most interesting nutrient in the world

Date:  May 09 2018
Iron is a complicated nutrient. It has two forms that behave in completely different ways and it can convert between the two forms depending on the soil conditions.

Iron is required by the plant in only minute amounts; some superintendents never apply it, but others apply more iron than nitrogen. It can affect turf color, disease pressure, efficacy of tank mixes, and even ruin sand-based greens.

In this TurfNet University Webinar, Doug Soldat, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin will cover all the unique properties of iron, including what we know from past research and what still have to learn about this mysterious, important component of your turfgrass fertility program.
Registration:   Open to everyone, free!    

Lee Miller, Ph.D., University of Missouri: Soil-borne pathogens - a dirty problem

Date:  May 10 2018
Control and identification of diseases attacking foliage is simple compared to those that damage roots, rhizomes and stolons.

This TurfNet University Webinar, Lee Miller, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri will focus on how to diagnose between a soil-borne pathogen and a foliar disease.

His presentation will include a history of soil-borne diseases as well as tips to determine the corrective actions necessary to limit further turf loss and prevent the disease from recurring the next year.
Registration:   Open to everyone, free!    

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