Sports Field

Creative Ways to Manage Moisture and Disease Pressure on Sports Fields Without the Use of Fungicides

Learn innovative methods to maintain desired moisture levels on sports fields while decreasing disease pressure.

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Course Summary:

This course will present viable options to manage moisture while preventing disease without the use of a fungicide. The discussion will begin with the big picture of disease pressure in sports turf and focus on the factors required for a disease to develop, such as susceptible plants, pathogens, and environmental conditions. Sports turf managers will develop a creative plan of managing moisture to prevent disease by applying the agronomic practices of aerifying, adding drainage, using soil conditioners, irrigating, and maintaining the proper height of cut.

About the Instructor:

Bill Butler is the Director of Operations at Turf Prep. Bill is no stranger to sports turf having spent almost 25 years as a head groundskeeper in Major and Minor League baseball. Bill has won 5 Minor League Field of the Year Awards and has had the pleasure of overseeing three completed stadiums built from the ground up. These stadiums include Lakewood A ball and Lehigh Valley Triple-A ball for the Philadelphia Phillies, and Myrtle Beach A ball for the Atlanta Braves.


disease pressure - create ways to manage it without fungicide

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