February 2020 Green Industry News
Winter Glyphosate Applications to Bermudagrass
Glyphosate applications to dormant bermudagrass in winter are excellent for general weed control. Many weeds, including Poa annua, can be effectively controlled at the labeled rate of 0.5 lbs ai/a of glyphosate (1 pt/acre for the 4 lb/gallon product). Furthermore, glyphosate use is an important tool for resistance management of weeds in bermudagrass.
EPA Issues Review of Glyphosate: “No risks to human health when used in accordance with current label.”
Glyphosate is a widely used herbicide that controls broadleaf weeds and grasses. It has been registered as a pesticide in the U.S. since 1974. Since glyphosate’s first registration, EPA has reviewed and reassessed its safety and uses, including undergoing registration review, a program that re-evaluates each registered pesticide on a 15-year cycle.
Nematodes in Turfgrass: A New Extension Publication
Nematode damage manifests itself in both above and below ground symptoms. Above-ground symptoms typically include thinning, wilting or death of turfgrass. These symptoms usually occur in irregularly shaped patches that will spread outwards slowly over time if left untreated. Root-knot nematode symptoms often emulate several fungal diseases and can cause chlorotic patches in turfgrass stands.
NC State University: Choose a College Major in Turfgrass
Do you enjoy working outdoors, creating beautiful surroundings, analyzing environmental plant relationships, or growing high-value crops? A yes to any of these means a career in turfgrass management might be for you.
Turfgrass serves valuable functional (erosion), recreational (sports), and ornamental (beautification) purposes in our landscapes. And it is a greening industry. Managed turf covers 3% of arable US land – primarily in urban and suburban areas.