Research Funding

1.  Biological Disease Control in Turf: A Unique Approach Utilizing Newly Developed Carrier Technology for a

Anti-Pathogenic Activity Bacterium, Dr. William Torello, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 1999-2000

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2.  Biology and Control of the Annual Bluegrass Weevil On Golf Courses,
Dr. Patricia Vittum, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 1999-2002

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3.  Cultivar Development and Management of Velvet Bentgrass (Agrostis canina),  Dr. Bridget Ruemmele, Dr. Noel Jackson, Dr. Nathaniel Mitkowski, Brian Boesch, University of Rhode Island, Project Duration: 2000-2005

 

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4.  Evaluation of Reduced Mowing Heights vs. Wear on Cool-Season Turfgrass, Dr. Bridget Ruemmele, University of Rhode Island, Project Duration: 2000-2001

5.  Biology of Microdochium nivale and Management of Fusarium Patch (pink snow mold) in New England (and parts of New York), Dr. Gail Schumann, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2000-2002

6.  Reduced “Golfer/Recreational” Exposure to Turfgrass Pesticides By Management of Post-Application Irrigation and Application Rates,  Dr. John Clark, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2000-2002

7.  Integrated Pest Management of Turfgrass in Massachusetts,
Mary Owen, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2000

8.  Seasonal History and Chemical Control of European Chafer in Relation to Degree-Days in New England Turf,  Dr. Stanley Swier, University of New Hampshire, Project Duration: 2000-2002

9.  Potential for Use of Anhydrous Ammonia as a Nematicide, Fungicide and Fertilizer on Golf Greens,  Dr. Steve Alm, University of Rhode Island, Project Duration: 2000-2001

Report Not Yet Available

10.  Interactive Effects on N and K on Drought Avoidance of Turfgrass Maintained as Fairway Turf,  Dr. Scott Ebdon, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2001-2002

11.  Characteristics in Diverse Wear Tolerant Genotypes of Kentucky Bluegrass,  Dr. Scott Ebdon, University of Massachusetts,  Project Duration: 2002-2004

12.  Leptosphaerulina spp. as a Pathogen of Turf on New England Golf Courses,  Dr. Nathaniel Mitkowski, University of Rhode Island,   Project Duration: 2002

13.  Evaluating Turf Tolerance In Poorly Drained Soil Covered By Ice, Dr. John Roberts, University of New Hampshire,  Project Duration: 2002-2004

 

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14.  Biology of Xanthomonas translucens pv. Poae and the Identification of Related Epiphytes on Golf Course Putting Greens, Dr. Nathaniel Mitkowski, University of Rhode Island,  Project Duration: 2003-2005

15.  Seeking Alternatives to Nemacur: Evaluation of Natural Suppression and Testing of New Products,  Dr. Robert Wick, University of Massachusetts,  Project Duration: 2003-2005

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16.  Reduced Golfer Exposure to Turfgrass Pesticides by Management of Post-Application Irrigation, Application Rates and Coverage Area (1-yr. extension to #6),  Dr. John Clark, University of Massachusetts,   Project Duration: 2003

 

Report Not Yet Available

17.  Managing Pesticide Exposure From Treated Turf,  Dr. John Clark, University of Massachusetts,  

Project Duration: 2004-2006

18.  Entomopathogenic Nematodes, Milky Spore Disease and Pheromone Disruption for Control of Oriental Beetle, 

Dr. Steve Alm, University of Rhode Island,  Project Duration: 2004-2006

19.  Wear Stress Mechanisms in Cultivars of Creeping Bentgrass and Velvet Bentgrass, Dr. Scott Ebdon, University of Massachusetts,  Project Duration: 2004-2006

20.  Symposium: Specification, Design and Construction of New and Renovated Sports Fields,  Mary Owen, University of Massachusetts,  Project Duration: 2004

21.  University of Massachusetts Turf Research Building,  Joseph Troll Research Center, ($175,000 over 5 years),  

Project Duration: 2005-2009

Report Not Yet Available

22.  University of Connecticut Turfgrass Diagnostic Laboratory Donation ($25,000), Project Duration: 2005

23.  Impact of Nozzle-Type Application Timing and Fungicide Resistance on Dollar Spot, Dr. John Kaminski, University of Connecticut,  Project Duration: 2006-2008

 

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24.  A Survey of the Fungicide Resistance Spectrum of Anthracnose In New England and a Development of a Predictive Fungicide Resistance Model Dr. Nathaniel Mitkowski, University of Rhode Island,   Project Duration: 2006-2008

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25.  Managing Reduced Risk Pesticide Exposure From Treated Turf,  Dr. John Clark, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2007-2009.

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26.  Relationship Between Cell Wall Components and Nitrogen Use Efficiency In Dollar Spot Resistance In Agrostis Species, Dr. Michelle DaCosta, Project Duration: 2007-2008

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27.  Assessment AgroNeem and NeroTrol for Efficacy against Plant Parasitic Nematodes, Dr. Robert Wick, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2007

28.  Strategies for Managing Turfgrass Ants on Golf Courses in New England Dr. Patricia Vittum, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2008-2010

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29.  The Effects of Organic Management Practices on the Quality and Playability of Athletic Fields,  Dr. Jason Henderson, University of Connecticut,   Project Duration: 2008-2009

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30.  Best Management Practices to Combat Pyrethroid Resistance Annual Bluegrass Weevils on Golf Course Turf,  Dr. Steve Alm, University of Rhode Island,   Project Duration: 2008-2009

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31.  Physiological Factors Associated with Cold Deacclimation for Annual Bluegrass and Creeping Bentgrass.  Dr. Michelle DaCosta, University of Massachusetts,   Project Duration: 2009-2011

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32.  Management of Emerging Pathogens on Bentgrass Putting Greens,
Dr. Nathaniel Mitkowski, University of Rhode Island,   Project Duration: 2009-2010

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33.  Assessment of Nemacur-Alternatives for Efficacy against Plant Parasitic Nematodes,   Dr. Rob Wick, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2009

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34.  Efficient Irrigation for Recreational Turf in New England: Evapotranspiration and Crop Coefficients, Dr. Scott Ebdon, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2009-2011

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35.  Identifying Better Bentgrass Varieties for New England,  Dr. Rebecca Brown, University of Rhode Island,   Project Duration: 2009-2013

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36.  Optimizing Control of Annual Bluegrass Weevils on Golf Course Turf through Monitoring, Synergists and New Chemical Control,  Dr. Steve Alm, University of Rhode Island,   Project Duration: 2010-2012

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37.  Management of Dollar Spot Resistance to DMI Fungicides,  Dr. Geunhwa Jung, University of Massachusetts,   Project Duration: 2010-2011

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38.  Improving Nitrogen Management of Anthracnose using a Field Technique to Determine Foliar Nitrate-N,  Dr. John Inguagiato, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2010-2011

39.  Determining the Effectiveness of Leaf Compost Topdressing and Core Cultivation when Managing Athletic Fields Organically,  Dr. Jason Henderson, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2010-2011

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40.  Impact of Fairway Topdressing on Soil Physical Properties, Turfgrass Quality, Disease Severity and Earthworm Castings, Dr. Jason Henderson, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2010-2011

41.  Field Efficacy Testing of Off-Patent Fungicides, Dr. Geunhwa Jung, University of Massachusetts, 

Project Duration: 2011-2012

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42.  Identification and Management of Bacterial Wilt of Creeping Bentgrass,
Dr. Nathaniel Mitkowski, University of Rhode Island, Project Duration: 2011-2012

43.  Cultivation and Manganese Application Effects on Summer Patch Severity in Compacted and Non-compacted Turfgrass Areas, Dr. John Inguagiato, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2011-2012

44.  Use of Constructed Wetlands for Reclamation of Wash Water for the Turfgrass Industry,  Dr. Michelle DaCosta, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2011-2013

 

45.  Fungicide Resistance Assays for New England Dollar Spot Database, Dr. Geunhwa Jung, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2011-2012

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 46.  Optimizing Pre-germination Techniques for Three Turfgrass Species, Dr. Jason Henderson, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2012

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47.  Natural Playing Surfaces Effect on Athletic Performance,  Dr. Jason Henderson, University of Connecticut,  

Project Duration: 2012

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48.   Evaluation of Fungicide Rotation Strategies to Manage Sclerotinia homeocarpa Population Resistance to DMI and Benzimidazole Fungicide Classes,  Dr. Geunhwa Jung. University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2012-2013

 

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49.  Assessment for Nemacur-Alternatives for Efficacy against Plant Parasitic Nematodes,  Dr. Rob Wick, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2012

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50.  Understanding Differences in Deacclimation Sensitivity between Annual Bluegrass and Creeping Bentgrass,  Dr. Michelle DaCosta, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2012-2013

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51.  Screening Agrostis Species and Cultivars for Germination at Low Temperatures,  Dr. Scott Ebdon, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2012-2013

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52.  Implementing Quick and Inexpensive Molecular Diagnostic Assays for Fungicide Resistance in the Dollar Spot Pathogen, Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, Dr. Geunhwa Jung, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2013-2014

 

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53.  Assessment of Nemacur-Alternatives for Efficacy against Plant Parasitic Nematodes, 2013, Dr. Rob Wick, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2013

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54.  Evaluating Alternative Pesticide-Free Athletic Field Management Strategies for New England,  Dr. Jason Henderson, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2013-2015

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55.  Evaluation of Preventative and Curative DMI Applications for Management of Sclerotinia homoeocarpa Population Insensitive to the DMI Fungicide Class, Dr. Geunhwa Jung, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2013-2014

 

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56.  Do Management Regimes of Organic and Conventional Golf Course Soils Influence Microbial Communities and Relative Abundance of Important Turf Pathogens,  Dr. Geunhwa Jung, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2013-2015

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57.  Economic Impact and Contribution of the Turfgrass Industry in New England,  Dr. Ben Campbell, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2013-2014

 

Eco Impact Turfgrass Report 4.12.15 v1 – REVISED

58.  Development of Golf Course Fairway Renovation Strategies to Transition to More Sustainable Cool-Season Turfgrass, Dr. John Inguagiato & Dr. Jason Henderson, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2014-2016

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59.  Using The Solvita® CO2 Burst and Soil Labile Amino N Test Kits to Categorize Turfgrass Site Responsiveness to Nitrogen Fertilization, Dr. Karl Guillard, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2014

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60.  Evaluation of New SDHI Fungicides for Control of Dollar Spot, Brown Patch and Snowmolds, Dr. Geunhwa Jung & Mr. James Popko, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2014-2015

 

61.  Maintenance of Grass Tennis Courts for Optimum Water Use and Wear Tolerance,  Dr. Scott Ebdon & Dr. Michelle DaCosta, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2014-2016

 

62.  UConn Traffic Simulator-Funding to build for Turfgrass Research.  Mr. Steve Rackliffe, University of Connecticut,   Project Duration: 2015

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63.  Wetting Agents and Other Synergists for Control of Annual Bluegrass Weevils on Golf Course Turf, Dr. Steve Alm, University of Rhode Island, Project Duration: 2015-2017

 

64.  Assessment of Nemacur-Alternatives for Efficacy Against plant Parasitic Nematodes, 2015, Dr. Rob Wick, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2015

 

65.  Management of Dollar Spot Population with Resistance to Dicarboximide, DMI and Benzimidazole Fungicides, Dr. Geunhwa Jung, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2015-2016

 

66.  Evaluation of Rolling Frequency and Fungicides Programs on Golf Course Fairways for Dollar Spot Control, Dr. Geunhwa Jung & James Popko, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2015-2016

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67.  Influence of Trinexapac-ethyl, Turf Colorants and Fall Nitrogen Fertility on Winter hardiness of Annual Bluegrass Putting Green Turf, Dr. Michelle DaCosta & Dr. J.S. Ebdon, University of Massachusetts, Dr. John Inguagiato, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2015-2016

 

68.  Determining Dislodgeable Foliar Residue Levels Following the Application of Three Pesticides Used to Manage Sports Turf, Dr. Jason Henderson & Dr. John Inguagiato, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2015

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69.  Overseeding Strategies for Non-Irrigated, Pesticide-Free Athletic Fields, Dr. Jason J. Henderson and Ms. Victoria H. Wallace, University of Connecticut. Project Duration: 2016-2017

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70.  Evaluation of Nitrogen Sources, Bio-Control Products, Plant Growth Regulators, and Fairway Rolling for Dollar Spot Control, Dr. Geunhwa Jung and Mr. James Popko, University of Massachusetts.  Project Duration: 2016-2018

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71.  Assessment of Bio-Based Materials as Nemacur Alternatives, 2016, Dr. Rob Wick, University of Massachusetts.  Project Duration: 2016

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72.  Comparison of Microbial Communities among Conventionally and Organically Managed Athletic Turf, Ms. Elisha Allan-Perkins, Dr. Scott Ebdon, Dr. Geunhwa Jung, University of Massachusetts  and Dr. William Dest, University of Connecticut.  Project Duration: 2016

 

73.  What Combination of Turfgrass Cultural Practices Maximize Soil Carbon Sequestration.  Dr. Karl Guillard, University of Connecticut.  Project Duration: 2016

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74. Solvita™ Soil Test Kits to Categorize Golf Course Fairway Responsiveness to N Fertilization, Dr. Karl Guillard, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2017-2019

75. Evaluation of Fairway Rolling Frequency, Rolling Start Time and Thatch Accumulation for Control of Dollar Spot, Dr. Geunhwa Jung, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2017-2019

76. Test for Qol and Thiophanate-Methyl Fungicide Resistance in the Turf Anthracnose Pathogen, Colletotrichum cereale, Dr. Jonathan Hulvey, Eastern Connecticut State University, Project Duration: 2017-2018

77.  Assessment of Bio-Based Materials as Nemacur-Alternatives, Dr. Rob Wick, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2017

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78. Determining Dislodgeable Foliar Residue Levels Following the Application of Two Pesticides Used to Manage Sports Turf, Dr. Jason Henderson & Dr. John Inguagiato, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2017

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79.  Brinkman Athletic Field Traffic Simulator, Mr. Steve Rackliffe, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2017

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80. The Effects of Turfgrass Seed Mixtures, Seeding Rate, and Mowing Timing on Weed Populations in Establishing Pesticide Free Athletic Fields, Dr. Jason Henderson & Ms. Victoria Wallace, University of Connecticut, Project Duration: 2018-2019

81. Assessment of Bio-Based Materials as Nemacur-Alternatives, 2018, Dr. Rob Wick, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2018

82. SDHI Resistance in Dollar Spot, Development of Management Strategies, and Detection Testing, Dr. Geunhwa Jung, University of Massachusetts, Project Duration: 2018-2020

83. Best Management Practices (BMPs) Chapters, New England Turfgrass Researchers, Project Duration: 2018-2019

84. Comparing Green House Gas Emissions and Soil Microbial Populations from Turfgrass Fertilized with a Slow Release Synthetic Fertilizer or an Organic Fertilizer, Dr. Karl Guillard, UConn.

85. Earthworm Species, Seasonal Phenology, and Effect of Wetting Agents on Earthworm Castings and Abundance on New England Golf Courses, Dr. Olga Kostromytska, UMass

86. Exploring Methods to Enhance Biocontrol of Turfgrass Diseases, Dr. John Inguagiato, UConn.

87. Developing Minimum Levels for Sustainable Nutrition (MLSN), Dr. Karl Guillard, UConn.

88. The Impact of Cultural and Chemical Control Strategies on Mitigating Annual Bluegrass Encroachment in Kentucky Bluegrass, Dr. Jason Henderson, UConn

89. Description of a New Species of Root-knot Nematode, 2020, Dr. Rob Wick, UMass