In this first episode of the Turfgrass Hotline for 2020, Frank chats with Rich Buckley, Director of the Diagnostic Clinic at Rutgers University. Rich and Frank discuss the impact of early growth regulation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic on plant stress and pathogens. Snippets on Pythium root rot, annual bluegrass weevil larval damage and using predictive models for dollar spot management programs that are less reliant on fungicides. Rich and Frank cover a lot of ground in less than 15 min! Recorded June 8, 2020.