For four decades, the Green Expo Turf and Landscape Conference has been a fixture in New Jersey. Hosted by the New Jersey Turfgrass Association, in cooperation with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of New Jersey, the Rutgers Center for Turfgrass Science and several other allied organizations, the summit brings together representatives from every segment of the turf industry… Dr. Bruce Clarke heads the Rutgers University Center for Turfgrass Science. He earned an undergraduate degree from the university and has spent nearly four decades there as a professor and researcher. While Rutgers’ turf-education program is recognized as one of the best in the world, Clarke is quick to point out that the conference is the work of many hands… “I’m proud that we get tremendous attendance. It makes us feel that we’re providing something people want. But I’m also proud that this is a conference being out on jointly by the industry and Rutgers, and that makes me extremely happy,” said Clarke.
Stand Tall to Beat Anthracnose
New Rutgers research shows taller height of cut with the right fertility and topdressing program gives turf a stronger chance to reduce summer stress and fight anthracnose… Dr. Bruce Clarke, Director of the Center for Turfgrass Science at Rutgers University, has been a part of a research group at Rutgers focused on anthracnose. The results from the 14-year long research project reveal how anthracnose can be thwarted through better management practices… “The project we are finishing up on started in 2001 when the disease was running rapidly on golf courses. We started as a research project and in 2005 expanded to a universal research project within 11 universities. Including one in Guelph, Canada. Right now we are focusing on putting together results from previous research about the best program for superintendents…” said Clarke.
High Hopes for Low Inputs
Oregon-based Mountain View Seeds is using the research facilities at New Jersey-based Rutgers University to test its current and future offerings. The company and university showcased their work during a field day July 15 at a pair of research farms……