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Stressful Conditions to Start 2021

We often talk about the challenges to growing warm-season and cool-season grasses in the transition zone. In our landscapes, …

2021 Sod Producers' Report Available

North Carolina State University conducted the seventh annual survey to examine inventory and pricing of North Carolina sod: Read more: Sod …

Center Update: Ground Pearl Control

Evaluation Pesticide Applications to Ground Pearls ( Margarodes spp.) in Centipedegrass PI: Matthew Martin Introduction The ground pearl (Margarodes spp.), is a …

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Center Update: Fraise Mowing Turfgrass Surfaces

Fraise Mowing Bermudagrass Surfaces: Effects and Recovery PI: Grady Miller; Student: Ray McCauley Introduction Fraise mowing (fraze/fraise mowing) is a cultural practice …

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Center Update: Pythium Root Rot

Biology and Management of Pythium Root Rot in Golf Course Putting Greens PI: Jim Kerns; Student: Halle Hampy Introduction Creeping bentgrass, annual …

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Center Update: Testing Drought Tolerance

Evaluation Of Drought-Tolerant Warm-Season Turfgrass Response To Water-Saving Irrigation Scheduling Methods PI: Chadi Sayde; Student: Ryan Ackett Introduction With increased urban demand …

Center Update: Fungicide Efficacy and Fate

Effect of Management Practices On Fungicide Efficacy and Fate In Turfgrass Systems PI: Travis Gannon; Student: Daniel Freund INTRODUCTION On bentgrass putting …

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