Browsing NYS IPM Project Reports by Author "Thurn, Mary"
Thurn, Mary (New York State IPM Program, 2013)Lawns comprise the largest single agricultural land use in NY and are maintained by the homeowner/resident with information often garnered from radio, television and garden center staff. Recent surveys indicate a growing ...
Evaluation of Non-Chemical Re-Grassing Methods to Transition Lawns to Low Maintenance Turfgrass Species and Reduce Weed Populations Thurn, Mary (New York State IPM Program, 2013)Lawns comprise the greatest single land use other than forests in New York State. While lawns are clearly valued for their visual appeal as well as their function in urban areas, many now desire a lawn that takes less ...
Influence of Weed Population, Establishment Method and Soil Characteristics on Conversion of Weedy Lawn Areas to Tall Fescue Thurn, Mary (New York State IPM Program, 2014)Use of appropriate turfgrass species and varieties, together with reasonable management practices, can reduce reliance on chemical fertilizers, water and pesticides. There is growing interest in more sustainable turfgrass ...
Late Season Fertility to Reduce Incidence and Severity of Snow Mold and Improve Spring Turfgrass Performance Rossi, F.; Thurn, Mary (New York State IPM Program, 2009)This two-year study has confirmed some initial observations associated with increased potassium fertilization from previous potassium research at Cornell University.