Research

Membership dues to the Ohio Lawn Care Association help fund research that benefits Ohio's lawn care operators. OLCA is currently funding ongoing research projects at The Ohio State University. The following are technical articles to inform your lawn case business.

Spring 2017

GREEN, SLIMY, JELLY-LIKE BLOBS OF GOO IN LAWNS
J. W. Rimelspach & T. E. Hicks
OSU Turfgrass Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology
The Ohio State University

RED THREAD IS HERE AGAIN - DISEASE PROFILE
J. W. Rimelspach & T. E. Hicks
OSU Turfgrass Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology
The Ohio State University

 


Fall 2016

GRAY LEAF SPOT – 2016 THE WORST YEAR EVER FOR OHIO!
By Joseph W. Rimelspach, Todd E. Hicks and Francesca Peduto Hand
OSU Turfgrass Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology
The Ohio State University

HANDLING LATE SEASON GRUB & ANIMAL PROBLEMS!
By David Shetlar (the BugDoc)
Professor of Urban Landscape Entomology
Dept of Entomology, The Ohio State University
(OSU Extension and OARDC)

 


Spring 2016

BROADLEAF WEED CONTROL UPDATE
D.S. Gardner and J. R. Street, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science
The Ohio State University

GRASSY WEED CONTROL UPDATE
D.S. Gardner and J. R. Street, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science
The Ohio State University

LATE SPRING & EARLY SUMMER LAWN DISEASES
J. W. Rimelspach T. E. Hicks and Francesca Peduto-Hand
Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University


Spring 2015

DIAGNOSING TURF PROBLEMS: IS IT A DISEASE?
Joseph Rimelspach, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Pam Sherratt, Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University

NEW AND EXISTING NATURAL WEED-CONTROL PRODUCTS FOR ORGANIC LAWN CARES
Dave Gardner
Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University


Fall 2014

GRAY LEAF SPOT IN OHIO
Joseph W. Rimelspach, Todd E. Hicks and Francesca Peduto
Hand Department of Plant Pathology
The Ohio State University

WHY FERTILIZE IN LATE FALL?
J.W. Rimelspach
Compiled from The Ohio State University, Penn State University and Purdue University


Spring 2014

THE EFFECT OF ORGANIC & INORGANIC FERTILIZERS ON THE QUALITY OF KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS TURF AND SOIL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES: 2010-2015
by Pamela Sherratt, Dr. John Street and Emily Horner
Dept. of Horticulture & Crop Science
Ohio State University


Fall 2013

STRATEGIES FOR SEED SELECTION, WATERING, FERTILIZATION AND POST-GERMINATION CARE
Aaron Patton, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Turfgrass Extension Specialist
Department of Agronomy
Purdue University


Spring 2013

BILLBUGS & CHINCH BUGS – MAJOR LAWN PESTS ... OFTEN MISSED!
David J. Shetlar (the BugDoc), Professor of Urban Landscape Entomology
The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center and OSU Extension

SUMMER LAWN DISEASES
Joseph W. Rimelspach, Program Specialist
Dept. of Plant Pathology
The Ohio State University