Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Friday, August 6, 2010

Disease Pressure

Tonight promises to be a bit cooler, relieving some of the intense disease pressure of the past 4 weeks. Hot and humid days - and nighttime dew points above 70 degrees - are a breeding ground for disease. We are spraying at least once per week to keep the fungus in check ... and so far we have succeeded.
Although we have stayed ahead of the disease, it comes at a cost: a recent fairway application to protect against Pythium cost $7,000. One application.
We're not clear of the danger yet, but September and cooler temperatures are near.

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