Plant growth regulators are widely used across the turfgrass industry. This course will focus on how to program PGR applications, either applied alone or in combination, on different turfgrass species and areas (greens, fairway & collars, sports turf, etc.). Both cool and warm-season turfgrasses will be covered. Students will learn how different products and application strategies impact turf health, color, and performance. It will also cover PGR-induced collar decline and how clipping volume measurements can help refine your PGR program.
This fast-paced course will use recorded lectures, live discussions, engagement with excel and web-based tools, and weekly quizzing to help students understand the subject matter. Finally, students will create a PGR program for their facility that will be reviewed by Dr. Kreuser.
- Teacher: Bill Kreuser