The first research presentation I gave today was a disease project that we are working on Anthracnose of annual blue grass putting greens. This is a disease that is a tremendous problem throughout the Northeast and really throughout the northern portion of the country. We have learned a lot about managing Anthracnose through cultural practices. So something we learned early on was obviously Nitrogen increase or moderately rates of Nitrogen is important in controlling that disease. But we also saw that plant growth regulators, suppressing seed heads in the spring with something like proxy and also providing vegetative growth throughout the course of the season using with something like Primo. In previous research we have seen where the combination of those two plant growth regulators has resulted in significant reductions of Anthracnose throughout the course of the year. However after five years of research those results have not always been the most consistent. So when we look back at that research what we kind of started seeing was those years where we saw the greatest reduction of disease happened when a lot of Nitrogen fertility occurred in the spring to help recover the field from the year before. So that led us to the question that perhaps the benefit of the plant growth regulators might be related to increased spring nitrogen. So that is the study we are doing currently. You know one of the things that I did when I got here was, you know I have a good experience of establishing annual blue grass research greens. So it’s a very large space that allows us to carry out this research. So we have the area to do and of course the staff we have here in UCONN, both my graduate student, Xian Chan, who’s working specifically on this project as well as the farm staff do a great job of keeping annual bluegrass alive, which is not a simple feat as all superintendents know.