Golf Course Maintenance is an exciting and challenging journey. This blog attempts to give the reader some insight and appreciation for the individuals closest to the front lines of battle. Join us as we defend quality golf conditions from the evil forces that attempt to prevent them.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
2010 will be interesting
This year has already seen it's share of oddity, and for the golf course superintendent, I'm afraid it's going to get interesting. The weather has set the stage for disease and decline in turf. Several golf courses in the Fort Wayne area have sent turf samples off to Universities to be looked at. It is my understanding that these areas started off bright orange, some then turned yellow, and they all eventually turned brown (death). We are scouting the course carefully and this includes our chemical control plots. These are areas where no chemicals are applied to suppress or control disease. The infamous dollar spot is having a field day as the weather is perfect for that pathogen (sclerotinia macrocarpa). We are still on the cart paths, and the mosquitos have taken a pint of blood as I write. Impressive seeing how the winds are about 12 mph. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Turf