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Kaminski Publications

Dr. Kaminski's research focuses on the management of fine turfgrass systems. Areas of interest include disease and weed management and cultural practices designed to improve overall turf quality.
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Dollar spot, caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, is a severe disease of highly maintained turfgrass. Improving the efficacy of fungicides when applied in relatively low water volumes may be possible through...

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Waitea circinata var. circinata is the causal agent of brown ring patch, an emergent disease of turfgrass in the United States. Forty-two isolates from annual bluegrass were...

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Bispyribac-sodium can be used to selectively control ABG in stands of perennial ryegrass and creeping bentgrass. However, its safety is unknown when...

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Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.; ABG) can be a major weed problem in golf course turf. Research-based information on the seasonal emergence patterns of ABG is limited. The objectives of this four-year field study..

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(J. of Extension, 2007) A field day event was used to demonstrate the value of proper pesticide application methods to turfgrass. A single fungicide was applied through...

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(GCM, 2006) Using the right nozzle my save your grass...

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Dollar spot (Sclerotinia homoeocarpa F.T. Bennett) is a common and destructive disease of creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.). In 2003 and 2004, field studies were conducted to evaluate 14- and 21-day sequential...

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Limited information is available with regards to chemical and cultural management strategies for dead spot. Two field studies were designed...

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(HortScience, 2004) Natural organic fertilizers require microbial degradation for nitrogen (N) release, but their ability to promote rapid turfgrass establishment has not...

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Natural organic fertilizers require microbial degradation for nitrogen (N) release, but their ability to promote rapid turfgrass establishment has not been well documented in newly...

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Natural organic fertilizers require microbial degradation for nitrogen (N) release, but their ability to promote rapid turfgrass establishment has not been well documented in newly constructed sand-based...

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(GCM, 2004) Some herbicides and a plant growth regulator were not harmful when applied to creeping bentgrass seedlings four weeks after emergence.

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(GCM, 2003) Bacterial Wilt is difficult to identify and its causal organism is uncertain, but proper management practices can help prevent it and curtail its spread.

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(Plant Disease, 2002) This project was designed to determine the susceptibility of field-grown bentgrass cultivars to BDS and to gather information regarding the geographic distribution and field conditions favoring the disease.

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(Plant Disease, 2002) Little is known about the biology of O. agrostis; hence the primary goal of this study was to determine some basic biological properties of the pathogen and epidemiological components of the disease.

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(Plant Disease, 2005) The main goal of this study was to develop a polymerase chain reaction based technique capable of quickly identifying O. agrostis within infected creeping bentgrass tissues.

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Ophiosphaerella agrostis, the causal agent of dead spot of creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera), can produce prodigious numbers of pseudothecia and ascospores throughout the summer...

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(Plant Disease, 2006) Little is known about the biology or genetic diversity of the pathogen. O. agrostis is unusual in that it produces prodigious numbers of pseudothecia...

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Dead spot (Ophiosphaerella agrostis) is a damaging disease of young (≤6 years old) creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera)...