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Highlights from the Field - October 2019, 11/24/2019


Recent Publications

Tolerance of hybrid bermudagrasses to applications of topramezone and SpeedZoneŽ for postemergence goosegrass (Eleusine indica) control.  Carroll, D. E., J. T. Brosnan, G. K. Breeden, and E. H. Reasor.  2020.  Proc. Southern Weed Sci Soc. 72 (in press)..

Modeling emergence of annual bluegrass (Poa annua) in hybrid bermudagrass (C. dactylon x C. transvaalensis).  Taylor, D. R., J. T. Brosnan, M. Prorock, T. C. Mueller, L. E. Steckel, and B. J. Horvath.  2020.  Proc. Southern Weed Sci Soc. 72 (in press)..

Impact of Surface Moisture on Soccer Ball Performance on Hybrid Bermudagrass Athletic Fields.  Burbrink, C., and J. C. Sorochan.  2019.  Crop Science.

Postemergence crabgrass (Digitaria spp.) control in bermudagrass with pinoxaden.  Henry, G. M., K. J. Tucker, J. T. Brosnan, and G. K. Breeden.  2019.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting [USB Flash].

The Bermudagrasses- An Update.  Samples, T. J., and J. C. Sorochan.  2019.  Tennessee Turfgrass Magazine, Apr/May. Pp. 12-18, 20, 22, 23.

Smooth crabgrass control in bermudagrass with autumn applications of dinitroaniline herbicides.  Breeden, G. K., J. T. Brosnan, T. W. Gannon, S. R. Brinton, and P. J. Maxwell.  2018.  Proc. Southern Weed Science Society, 71:261.

A sluggish start for bermudagrass in 2018 Brosnan, J. T.  2018.  Blog post on

Alternatives to conventional nitrogen fertilization on tall fescue and bermudagrass.  Corbin, M. D., and R. N. Oakes.  2018.  American Forage and Grassland Council Conference, Louisville, KY.

Alternatives to conventional nitrogen fertilization on tall fescue and bermudagrass Corbin, M. D., R. N. Oakes, G. E. Bates, D. M. Butler, and S. A. Hawkins.  2018.  Agronomy Journal, 111:1-12.

Impact of soil water content on hybrid bermudagrass athletic field performance.  Dickson, K.H., J. C. Sorochan, J. T. Brosnan, J. C. Stier, and J. Lee.  2018.  Crop Science, Vol. 58 No. 3, p. 1416-1425.

Use of fraze mowing and herbicides to eradicate bermudagrass.  McCalla, J. H., G. K. Breeden, M. D. Richardson, and J. T. Brosnan.  2018.  ASA-CSSA Annual Meeting, [USB-Flash].

Growing degree day models for plant growth regulator applications on ultradwarf hybrid bermudagrass putting greens Reasor, E. H., J. T. Brosnan, J. P. Kerns, W. J. Hutchens, D. R. Taylor, J. D. McCurdy, D. J. Soldat, and W. C. Kreuser.  2018.  Crop Science, 58:1801-1807.