UMass Extension Turf Program

Identification of Turf Damaging Diseases Workshop

Event date/time: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
UMass Amherst Campus Center

Accurate identification of turf damaging pests is the first step toward effective, integrated management. Knowing the target pest is key to understanding the biology and life cycle, determining threshold levels for damage, and making informed and responsible control decisions. UMass Turf Pathologist Geunhwa Jung will lead this session focusing on the identification of turf disease pathogens common in the Northeast. Diseases covered will include patch diseases, root diseases, stress diseases, dollar spot, snow molds, anthracnose, red thread and rusts. Lecture material will be coupled with examination of turf in the field, and IPM considerations and resistance management will be highlighted.



Attendee check-in


Turfgrass disease identification lecture and discussion, including microscopic identification (3 pesticide contact hours requested)


Lunch (provided for full-program registrants) and travel to UMass Joseph Troll Turf Research Center in South Deerfield, MA


Turfgrass identification field session at UMass Joseph Troll Turf Research Center (1 pesticide contact hour requested)


Two registration options are available for this program.  Attendees may choose between:

  • Full-program option ($95): Registration for the full program including morning lecture, lunch and afternoon field session at the UMass Joseph Troll Turf Research Center in South Deerfield (4 total pesticide contact hours requested).
  • Lecture-only option ($75): Registration for the 9:00-12:00 lecture session only, does not include lunch or afternoon session (3 total pesticide contact hours requested).

All registrations include a parking permit (one permit per carpool). Online registrations are subject to an additional processing fee.

Pre-registration is required for this program due to limited seating. The pre-registration deadline is July 25, 2014.

This event has reached capacity and registration is now closed.

Attendee check-in will begin at 8:30 AM, and the program will start promptly at 9:00 AM.

Pesticide & Professional Certification Credits

Pesticide re-certification contact hours for Massachusetts categories 37 (turf), 32 (sod), the applicator's license (00) will be offered for this program (3 for the morning lecture, and 1 additional contact hour for the afternoon field session in South Deerfield). Contact hours are valid for equivalent categories in all New England states.

Credits for the following professional certifications have also been approved for this program:

  • 0.40 total Education points for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America CGCS certification (0.30 for morning session, 0.10 for afternoon session).
  • 4 total credits for the Northeast Organic Farming Association's AOLCP certification (3 for the morning session, 1 for the afternoon session).
  • 1 credit for the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association MCH certification.
  • 2 credits for the Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals MCLP certification.
  • 0.40 total CEUs for the Sports Turf Managers Association CSFM certification (0.30 for morning session, 0.10 for afternoon session).


For more information, contact Mary Owen at 508-892-0382; or Jason Lanier at 413-545-2965;

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