You know from seeing the photos that not all fairy rings — and accompanying mushrooms — look the same. Causes for the underlying fungus are not the same either. In this 60-minute webinar taught by Mike Fidanza, Ph.D., we examine the biology and ecology for proper identification. Join us to learn more about both cultural control and fungicide selection to develop a strategy that might work best at your golf course.
About the Instructor
Mike Fidanza, Ph.D., is a professor of plant and soil sciences at Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus, where he holds a research and teaching appointment. He earned both his bachelors and masters at Penn State and his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland. Fidanza’s research focus is turfgrass ecology, the translational exploration and evaluation of plant health products (i.e., fungicides, herbicides, plant growth regulators, biostimulants) and the biology and ecology of fairy ring disease in turfgrass. He has established the “Valentine East” research and teaching facility at Penn State Berks Campus and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. Fidanza has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Research Award for Penn State Berks Campus. He has taught both seminars and webinars for GCSAA.