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Cool-Season Turfgrass Diseases and Suppression Using Fungicides

This course introduces you to turfgrass diseases found on home lawns and sports fields and shows you how to suppress them using fungicides. You will also look closely at environmental conditions, susceptible turfgrass species, and how fungicides suppress disease.

What you'll learn

At the end of this course you'll:

  • Be able to identify common turfgrass diseases.
  • Be able to understand how the environment affects disease expression.
  • Be able to understand how fungicides suppress turfgrass diseases.
  • Be able to develop a plan for mitigating turfgrass diseases.
  • Understand Integrated Pest Management and its role in reducing the risk of fungicide resistance.

Turfgrass Management Program

This course is part of the Turfgrass Management Program that includes the following component courses:

Please note: This course is primarily designed for those working in northern climates such as Oregon and Washington, Europe, Scandinavia and parts of Canada; however, course concepts may apply to other climate zones and some information on warm-season grasses is also covered. By focusing on these climates, you'll gain detailed information you can apply to your own park, field or lawn.

Course Hours and GCSAA Class A Credits

Course Title Course Hours GCSAA Class A Credits
Introduction to Turfgrass Management 30 3
Introduction to Golf Course Management 36 3.6
Pesticide Applicator Education and Safety 18 1.8
Irrigation and Drainage 21 2.1
Cool-Season Turfgrass Diseases and Suppression Using Fungicides 30 3
Turfgrass Mathematics 36 3.6
Turfgrass Insects and Weed Management 36 3.6
calendar
February 20 - April 1, 2024
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6 weeks | Asynchronous
location
Online
price (2)
$325 (+$60 registration fee)
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Instructors

Dr. Alec Kowalewski

Alec has over 17 years of research experience and multiple publications on various cool-season and warm-season turfgrass species obtained while employed at Michigan State University, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the University of Georgia and Oregon State University. Alec is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University and teaches several undergraduate classes in the Department of Horticulture. Alec also provides Extension material for stakeholders in turfgrass and landscape management.

Charles Schmid

Chas Schmid, Ph.D., has over 15 years of experience conducting research focused on cultural management practices for golf course turf. Chas is a faculty research associate at Oregon State University, where he teaches in the undergraduate and PACE programs at OSU.

Emily Braithwaite

Emily Braithwaite is a Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University, with research focusing primarily on managing turfgrass diseases.

Ruying Wang
Dr. Wang's current research directions include turfgrass disease suppression using Epichloë endophytes, as well as exploring the carbon sequestration potential of managed turfgrass systems. 

Past Students' Work

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