Creeping bentgrass forms a dense, uniform playing surface ideal for sport and is commonly utilized on golf course putting greens and fairways. Despite its widespread use, creeping bentgrass is susceptible to many turfgrass diseases including dollar spot (Sclerotinia homeocarpa). Recently developed cultivars of creeping bentgrass are available that have increased disease resistance and would be desirable to turf managers who manage creeping bentgrass turf with limited fungicide applications.
The objectives of this study were to determine the susceptibility of creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) cultivars to dollar spot under both green height and fairway height.
Iowa State University
Christians, Nick E. and Jones, Marcus, "Creeping Bentgrass Dollar Spot Study" (2012). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 27.