Rolling and Resistance: A Means to Reduced Fungicide Usage on Golf Course Greens

This proposed research, coordinated by Dr. Joseph Vargas at Michigan State University, will test and establish regimens for reduced fungicide management of creeping bentgrass putting greens by utilizing a disease-resistant cultivar and optimizing lightweight rolling practices. It will determine whether acceptable levels of disease, turfgrass quality, and playability are obtainable without the use of fungicide through data collection and analysis. The project will be completed in December 2017.

Final Report 2018

September 2017 Interim Report

February 2017 Rolling Interim Report

2016 Interim Progress Report

September 2016 update