05/11/2018What am I looking at?!?
Nematodes may be the least obvious culprit behind spring turf damage, but don’t discount them from the checklist of usual suspects. Read more on identifying nematodes from this Golf Course Industry article. Read more »
04/23/2018Seeing the unseen: how to scout for turf nematodes
Often, nematodes are overlooked pests in turfgrass. The above-ground symptoms that result from their feeding are extremely variable, including lack of wear tolerance, slow recovery from aerification, heat and drought stress, nutrient deficiency and increased susceptibility to disease. Read more »
04/13/2018How one superintendent keeps roots strong, even when nematodes strike
Kevin Frost, CGCS, is knocking on wood. Why? Because the greens and the roots at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., are as good as the longtime superintendent has ever seen them. Read more »
04/02/2018Program approaches for season-long nematode management
Nematodes are microscopic roundworms that feed on turfgrass roots. Their activity reduces root depth, density and function, creating turf that is more prone to drought, heat, nutrient deficiency and stress-induced diseases. Read more »