Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Heat Stress

It may seem odd after that much rain in April and May but the golf courses are VERY dry and it shows. The South fairways in particular are struggling although, this is temporary. We were obligated to mow them last week when they were still a bit soft and that resulted in some scalping.

Scalping occurs when you mow off most of the leaf tissue and below the growing point of the plant. Not good. We raised the mowing height on fairways until we get through this stretch of weather and until the turf recovers, maybe next week.

The greens are doing fine, the annual bluegrass seed heads have died, turned brown and will soon disappear.

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