Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Monday, July 16, 2012


Spraying fairways on a Saturday or Sunday night is not an ideal option. But sometimes the weather dictates that choice. With hot, humid evenings the risk of turfgrass disease (fungus) is greater and to avoid the worst case scenario we sometimes cannot take the chance of waiting until the following morning to spray.

Such was the choice we made last night. We sprayed all of the South Course fairways to prevent Pythium, a devastating disease that can wipe out a stand of grass overnight.

To accomplish this, we need to delay or stop play so the sprayers can apply the product unhindered by golf traffic. So with the help of the Golf Services staff we were able to redirect play and get the fungicide applied in a timely manner. Teamwork matters.

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