Snow mold is arguably one of the toughest diseases to manage. If you do not prepare to prevent it, prepare for a battle in the spring for recovery. A preventative approach is critical to great control. Even with the best practices, there are many variables that can affect control and ultimately create very undesirable turf in the spring. Required spring maintenance practices are already time consuming. Do not add to your list by “short-changing” your preventative approach to snow mold control this fall.
This year has been a challenge on all fronts! Turfgrass health has been significantly compromised as a result of the summer’s endless rains, and we have a much weaker plant and soil ecosystem moving into winter. So, what key things can you do as the season comes to a close to stack the deck in your favor?
Don’s journey in the green industry started in golf at Quicksilver Golf Club serving in a variety of roles over a 10 year period. He made the jump to a distribution company of equipment and agronomic products as a Head Mechanic, but eventually found his passion when he transitioned into a sales position.
Alicia McKay started working for Walker Supply, Inc. in the Summer of 2013 as an Intern in support of her undergraduate studies. She concluded her undergraduate studies at Slippery Rock University and continued on to obtain her Master’s in Business Administration. Through this time she was working for Pitt Ohio Trucking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as working for O’Backpack Children’s Foundation 501c.3, which is a non-profit helping children entering the foster system in Alleghany and surrounding counties. She moved away to Michigan for a couple of years, but recently returned home to the Pittsburgh area. Now she is happy to be supporting the Walker Supply team again, and continuing her work with the O’Backpack Children’s Foundation.
Pete joined the Walker Supply Team in the spring of 2011 as Walker Supply began to expand its operations for warehousing and product distribution. Prior to joining Walker Supply, Pete spent 10 years as a Safety and Environmental Affairs Manager in the defense electronics and glass manufacturing industries. A career change led him to the Turfgrass Management Program at Penn State and into the golf industry as an assistant superintendent.