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The overarching goal of the Jung lab is to research important problems facing the turf industry and provide insight on the biology and management of important turfgrass pathogens.

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Research Interests

We are a research lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture specializing in:

  • Molecular mechanisms of fungicide resistance in Sclerotinia homoeocarpa
  • Effect of organic and conventional turf management on soil microbes
  • Management of fungicide resistance in dollar spot on turfgrass
  • Mapping of quantitative disease resistance traits in turfgrass and comparative genomics analysis in Poaceae species
  • Classical and molecular breeding of disease resistance in turfgrass

Extension and Outreach Focus

In addition to research, our group is involved in extension work through:

  • Educational talks on disease management and fungicide resistance
  • Product testing for turfgrass diseases
  • Diagnostic site visits
  • Fungicide resistance assays 
  • DNA fingerprinting of Kentucky bluegrass and bermudagrass
  • Publication of extension articles
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