Biological control of crabgrass

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Principal Researcher:

Dr. Alan Watson, McGill University, Quebec

Project Scope: The goal of this project is to develop the fungus Curvularia into an effective and selective bioherbicide for crabgrass control in turf. Success in the development of the selectivity and efficacy to control crabgrass will determine the viability of registering this new biocontrol as a pesticide alternative.

Final Report:
PDF Document
OTRF Funding Partner:
Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation


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The Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundationis a volunteer board of professionals of the turfgrass industry dedicated to the future of turf research. Their objectives are to support the scientific research of turf culture for the advancement of the turfgrass industry.