Golf Course Management

JUL 2017

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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66 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 07.17 New golf course nematicides New nematicides are filling the gap left in the toolboxes of superintendents who relied on Nemacur, but a single product will likely not be sufficient to replace the old standby. William T. (Billy) Crow, Ph.D. J. Ole Becker, Ph.D. James H. Baird, Ph.D. The past two decades have brought major shifts in pesticides — in general and in turf - grass nematicides specifically — because of the implementation of the Food Quality Pro - tection Act of 1996. We have moved away from reliance on a single effective nematicide (Nemacur), through a period without potent nematicide options (4), and into a time where several novel turfgrass nematicides are or will be available. The past two years have seen the launch of three new turfgrass nematicides in most states: Divanem from Syngenta, In - Cup cutter samples were collected in Florida in May 2017 from Tifdwarf bermudagrass infested with sting and root-knot nematodes. The sample on the left was treated with Indemnify nematicide in summer 2016, and the one on the right was not treated. Photos by W.T. Crow

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