August 1, 2013
Golf Course Field Day at Bethpage State Park
- Monday August 12, 2013 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
- Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, N.Y.
Turf specialists Frank Rossi, Department of Horticulture, and Jennifer Grant, NYS IPM Program, along with Golf Course Superintendents Andy Wilson, Eric Newell and Kathie Wegman, will lead a tour and discuss their thirteen years of applied research on reduced pesticide and fertilizer use.
Tour the Green Course at Bethpage State Park where conventional, IPM, and reduced-risk tactics for putting greens management are subject to an average 50,000 rounds of play per year.
Also discuss and see reduced-chemical tee, fairway and rough management; what happens when pre-emergent crabgrass applications or broadleaf herbicides are skipped; how zoysiagrass tees fair on Long Island; and the use of reduced risk and alternative pest management practices and products.