Dead spot is primarily a disease of young creeping bentgrass that is caused by the fungus Ophiosphaerella agrostis. The pathogen was first found on a Maryland golf course in 1998. O.agrostis also infects hybrid bermudagrass putting greens in the southern U.S.
Month: January 2020
Factsheet: Bacterial Wilt
Bacterial wilt is an increasing disease of annual bluegrass (Poa annua) throughout New England. The disease is caused by the only known bacterial disease of turfgrasses in the United States.
Pesticide-Free Athletic Field Management Publication
This new extension bulletin details the best management practices for managing pesticide-free, cool-season athletic fields based on research results to date. This is considered a working document, indicating that research related to this topic is currently on going at University of Connecticut and other research institutions. These recommendations will be updated accordingly as more research […]