MAKING A DIFFERENCE NEWSLETTER - Issue 2, Volume 17 (Apr 2017) Issue 2, Volume 17 (Apr 2017) - Page 13

The Pest Management for Golf and Sport Turf Systems was a one-day educational session presented by Horticulture Agents Paul Winski and Skip Richter of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in partnership with the South Texas Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Five Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) CEUs were available.

Pest management is an on-going battle in both golf course and sport turf management. Golf course superintendents and athletic field managers need to stay up to date on the latest technologies and practices in order to provide a quality product for their customers and clientele. This program focused on trainings and strategies to aid in pest control management.

The workshop included the following topics:

•Pesticide Laws & Regulations

•Spray Drift Control

•Herbicide Resistance on Texas Golf Courses

•How to Diagnose Turfgrass Diseases

•Crud of Warm Season Turfgrasses

Seventy-seven people attended the workshop. The relationship between South Texas Chapter GCSAA and AgriLife continues to grow and strengthen as these workshops and programs continue to provide the educational information the superintendents and their employees need.

Lee Butler from the North Carolina State Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab explaining proper turf diagnoses.

HORTICULTURE

Urban Horticulture provides outreach for the commercial and residential horticulture programs; works with homeowners, municipal utility districts, grounds maintenance professionals, landscapers, and nursery professionals on disease management, insect identification, tree management and care, plant selection and care, and water and natural resource management.

Pest Management for Golf and Sport Turf Systems