Overview of the presentation by Brian MacDonald
- Making sense of all the Choices
- Review the “standard” 3 – way mixes
- Look at “new kids” on the block
- Review “alternative” herbicide mixes
- Review the common weeds and match the herbicides to the weeds.
- Maximizing weed kill – other factors.
- Go through a few scenarios.
Tom Cook, retired OSU turfgrass professor, has published a new book detailing the construction and maintenance of sustainable landscapes! The book includes topics such as sustainable landscape design, how to develop an ecosystem, issues regarding the use of chemicals, and approaches for modifying existing lancescapes. The book can be purchased from Amazon: Sustainable Landscape Management: Design, Construction, and Maintainence!
Maintaining a healthy, aesthetically pleasing lawn depends on many variables including turfgrass species; mowing height and frequency; fertilization; and insect, disease, and weed control. Proper irrigation, despite being one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy lawn, is the most often overlooked variable in lawn care (figure 1).
Oregon State University; Dr. Robert Golembiewski, Assistant Professor; Tom Cook, Associate Professor; Brian McDonald, Research Assistant; Final Report; July 31, 2008 (Updated 9/8/10)
The purpose of this trial was to evaluate a single preventative application of various fungicides for the control of gray snow mold on a golf course fairway.
Materials and Methods
The trial was initiated on October 23rd (after the last mowing) on the 11th fairway of the Meadows Golf Course (4,160 feet elevation) located in the Sun River Resort in Sun River, Oregon, 15 miles south of Bend.