Research

The central theme for turfgrass research at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station encompasses germplasm enhancement and turfgrass management. Current studies include:

  • Host-endophyte associations
  • Biocontrol of white grubs and summer patch
  • Development of herbicide resistant grasses through transformation
  • Reducing pesticide imputs
  • Targeting grasses with acid and aluminum tolerance
  • Controlling patch diseases caused by root-infecting fungi
  • Assessing nutritional needs of turf through spectral analysis
  • Improving turf cultivation techniques
  • Developing grasses with better stress tolerance and pest resistance

Research Updates

Best Management Practices for Anthracnose Control on Annual Bluegrass Putting Green Turf
2014 Update (97k PDF)

The Size of Topdressing Sand: Does it matter? (1.96m PDF)
James A. Murphy
Green Section Record Vol. 50 (19)
September 7, 2012

Best Management Practices for Anthracnose on Annual Bluegrass Turf (1.64m PDF)
This article appeared in the August 2008 issue of Golf Course Management.

Cultural Management of Anthracnose Disease on Annual Bluegrass (1.24m PDF)
This article is made available through the courtesy of the United States Golf Association. It originally appeared in the November-December 2007 USGA Green Section Record.

NE1046: Management of Annual Bluegrass on Golf Courses: Improved Practices for Maintenance, Pest Control, and Viable Techniques for Transition to More Desirable Grasses

Impact of Chemical and Biological Fungicides for the Preventive Control of Anthracnose on an Annual Bluegrass Green (332k PDF)

Preventive Control of Anthracnose with Selected Fungicides and Biorational Products on an Annual Bluegrass Putting Green, 2009 (443k PDF)

Preventive Control of Anthracnose with Selected Fungicides and Biorational Products on an Annual Bluegrass Putting Green, 2008 (367k PDF)

Management of Anthracnose Basal Rot on an Annual Bluegrass Green with Selected Fungicides (70k PDF)

Influence of Fungicides and Biorational Products on the Development of Anthracnose Basal Rot on an Annual Bluegrass Green (105k PDF)

Turfgrass Symposium: Research Abstracts

The Symposium was established in 1991 to provide Rutgers faculty, students, and staff with an annual forum for the exchange of ideas on a wide range of topics in turfgrass science. The format has been expanded to include presentations by colleagues at other institutions. View.

Turfgrass Proceedings: Research Reports

The Turfgrass Proceedings is published annually by Rutgers University, the Center for Turfgrass Science, Cooperative Extension, and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in cooperation with the New Jersey Turfgrass Association. The purpose of this document is to provide a forum for the dissemination of information and the exchange of ideas and knowledge. The proceedings provide turfgrass managers, research scientists, extension specialists, and industry personnel with opportunities to communicate with co-workers. Through this forum, these professionals also reach a more general audience, which includes the public. View.


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