The “polar vortex” has resulted in temperatures across much of Tennessee measuring lower this winter than in years past. Many turfgrass managers have expressed concerns about bermudagrass damage from prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. The threat of winter damage or in extreme cases, winterkill, also raises questions about proper preemergence (PRE) herbicide use this spring.
New Extension Publications
The University of Tennessee Turf Team has produced two new Extension publications that may be useful to turf managers this spring. These publications can be accessed for free by clicking the links below.
1) Testing Turf for Winter Kill

2) Preemergence Herbicide Selection Following Winter Stress

For more information on the UT Turfgrass Weed Science Program, please visit our website or contact us via Twitter.

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