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Author(s):Anderson, Zachary; Fermanian, Thomas
Author Affiliation:Anderson: Superintendent, Fulton Country Club, Fulton, Illinois; Fermanian: Associate Professor Emeritus, Turfgrass Science, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Title:Early detection of turf disease through direct sensing: The human eye gets some assistance in discovering the first signs of disease in turf
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 76, No. 4, April 2008, p. 107-110.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Disease control; Pythium diseases; Rhizoctonia blight; Golf course superintendents; Disease identification; Visual evaluation
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted "to determine whether differences in spectral qualities measured from a creeing bentgrass canopy inoculated with fungal mycelium occur before the onset of visible symptoms or signs of disease." Details the methods and materials used in the study, stating that "potato dextrose broth, a medium for culturing fungal inoculum, was prepared and inoculated with 25 squares (0.5 x 0.5 centimeter) of agar containing the mycelium of P. aphanidermatum or R. solani." Reports that "early detection of pythium blight and brown patch occured in each experiment using NDVI [normalized difference vegetation index] and green/red measurements." Concludes that "superintendents can benefit if a system is developed to use the sensing process to detect disease before it can be seen by visual scouting, and allow superintendents to incorporate rapid response into their maintenance program."
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Anderson, Z., and T. Fermanian. 2008. Early detection of turf disease through direct sensing: The human eye gets some assistance in discovering the first signs of disease in turf. Golf Course Manage. 76(4):p. 107-110.
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