Clemson Turfgrass Research Field Day announced

Clemson University announced that the Pee Dee REC Turfgrass Research Field Day will be held on April 25. Activities get underway at 8 a.m. Topics to be discussed include managing diseases, insects, nematodes and weeds impacting turfgrass systems in South Carolina.

Juang Chong, Clemson professor and Clemson Cooperative Extension Service specialist for turfgrass and ornamental crop entomology, will talk about new chemistries for managing problematic insects. Lambert “Bert” McCarty, Clemson turfgrass science and management professor, will offer strategies designed to reduce problematic weeds, including Poa annua, goosegrass, nutsedges and others.

Joseph Roberts, Clemson Extension specialist and assistant professor of turfgrass pathology and nematology, will discuss yearly programs for ultradwarf bermudagrass greens impacted by nematodes and soil borne fungi that cause diseases such as mini ring, take-all root rot and Pythium root rot.

This event is approved for 3 hours of South Carolina Category 3 recertification credits for pesticide applicators. Credits for North Carolina have been requested. For information, contact Joseph Roberts at