Low Input Turf Using Fine Fescues

Two common summer patch pathogens on fine fescues

By Jing Luo and Ning Zhang, Rutgers University

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Summer patch is an economically important root disease on turfgrasses used on golf courses, sports fields, and lawns. It causes root, crown and stem rot that develop during periods of summer stress.

Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 20:44


Video: Identification Tips for Fine Fescues

By Aaron Patton and Ross Braun, Purdue University

Video screen with Identification Tips for Fine Fescues title

These five fescues are often grouped together and called “fine fescues” because of their similar appearance of fine (narrow or bristle) leaves, which means they are difficult to distinguish from one another visually.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:59


Project News - 11/25/20

Learn more about our latest work! The Low Input Turf project team has published three journal articles on our research.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:46


Video: Low-Input Turfgrass Using Fine Fescues from Oregon State University

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Turfgrass researchers from Oregon State University recently produced many interesting videos as part of their virtual 2020 OSU Field Day. This video features Emily Braithwaite, a faculty research assistant at Oregon State University who conducts research as part of our Low Input Turf project, discussing some of their fine fescue management trials.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 14:34


Video: Optimal Seeding Timings for Fineleaf Fescue from Rutgers University

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Turfgrass researchers from Rutgers recently produced many interesting videos as part of their 2020 Virtual Turfgrass Research Field Day. This video features Brad Park, a laboratory researcher at Rutgers who conducts research as part of our Low Input Turf project, discussing research on optimal seeding times for fine fescues.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 13:00


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