Field Research Services

Resistance management

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Herbicides resistance is becoming a widespread problem in turfgrass systems.  Research can be designed to confirm resistance to certain modes of action while identifying new strategies for combatting herbicide-resistant weeds in the field.  

Invasive weed control

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Invasive species can rapidly infest turfgrasses that could eventually require remediation.  Field trials can be conducted at your facility to evaluate new strategies for controlling invasive weeds and releasing the desirable turfgrass species.

Non-chemical weed control

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Reducing chemical inputs can be a priority for many clients of professional turf managers.  Research trials can help support adjustments in cultural practices that improve weed control programs and reduce herbicide use.

New product evaluation

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Field experiments can be conducted to specifically evaluate the efficacy of new or alternative herbicides to the products currently used in your program. This will provide a firsthand opportunity to see the performance of new products in your turf.

Reducing chemical use

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Research trials can be designed to screen various programs that will help reduce herbicide use.  Protocols will be developed that emphasize strategic timing of inputs to reduce costs and reliance on chemical weed control programs.

Turf establishment

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Field research can be conducted to evaluate options for controlling weeds during turf establishment.  Specifically, trials can be conducted to develop future weed control programs during reseeding, overseeding, sprigging, or sodding.

Deliverables

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Site assessment and consultations

We will come and visit your facility to help identify weed species, review your program, and evaluate areas for improvement.

Education and plot tours

We will host field days for your management and present research findings at your facility.  This will give the staff an opportunity to view the plots and learn about the recommendations developed from the findings.

Reporting

Reports will be prepared from the research that summarize the research and interpret the findings.  Scientific data generated from this work can be presented to management, greens committees, or other interested parties to help justify additional resources or changes in maintenance programs for effective weed control.