Plant Pathology

The Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation is proud to support plant pathology research to improve turfgrass management and crop yield through proceeds from fundraising initiatives, charitable donations, and annual industry contributions.

Click below to read our plant pathology research projects:

Control of snow molds by brassica glucosinolates

Dr. Tom Hsiang & Dr. Yijun Yang | University of Guelph

BMP of threshold based fungicide applications on cool season fairways to control dollar spot

(This research is funded and being conducted. Please check back for the project report.)

Dr. James Murphy & Dr. Bruce Clarke | Rutgers University

Co-sponsored by Quebec Turfgrass Research Foundation

Management, host pathogenicity and rapid identification of Magnaporthe poae on annual bluegrass and Kentucky bluegrass turf

Dr. Katerina Jordan | University of Guelph

Co-sponsored by Quebec Turfgrass Research Foundation

Biological control of dollar spot disease in creeping bentgrass using beneficial microbes

Dr. Manish Raizada | University of Guelph

Co-sponsored by Quebec Turfgrass Research Foundation and Agricultural Adaptation Council Growing Forward 2

Variation in responsiveness of Agrostis cultivars to defense activators & response genes 

Dr. Tom Hsiang & Dr. Paul Goodwin | University of Guelph

Co-sponsored by Quebec Turfgrass Research Foundation and Agricultural Adaptation Council Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program

Biology and management of take-all patch in Canada caused by the fungus sloeimyces cylindosporus

(This research is funded and being conducted. Please check back for the project report.)

Dr. Katerina Jordan | University of Guelph

Rhizoctonia diseases of turfgrass

Dr. Tom Hsiang | University of Guelph

Fungicide alternatives management of Microdochium patch & Anthracnose on Poa annua putting greens

Dr. Alec Kowalewski | Oregon State University

Co-sponsored by Western Canadian Turfgrass Association

Eco-Inoculants: A paradigm shift technology to suppress dollar spot disease in turfgrass using a mixture of beneficial microbes

Dr. Manish Raizada | University of Guelph

Co-sponsored by Agricultural Adaptation Council – Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program

Stimulating host defences for control of turfgrass diseases

Dr. Tom Hsiang & Dr. Paul Goodwin | University of Guelph

Use of biosolids for fertility, improvement of soil health and disease management

Dr. Katerina Jordan | University of Guelph

Co-sponsored by Agricultural Adaptation Council – Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Improving turf stress resistance by improving plant defense activators

Dr. Tom Hsiang & Dr. Paul Goodwin | University of Guelph

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