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.
As the calendar turns to 2018, many Turf Managers begin to prepare for the upcoming season. Preparations take on many forms. During my time as a Golf Course Superintendent, I took great pride in evaluating the previous season and establishing goals for the next season. So I thought I’d share with you the 5 criteria I used to evaluate our programs each year in hopes they may help you in this time of preparation.
The beginning of summer is now upon us, and as turf managers, it is time to take a breath and see how we get through this point of the year.
As the season starts and we look forward to warmer weather, now is the time to set up and plan out applications that kickoff the season.
Knowing the type of weed growing will help you develop a more effective treatment plan. Here are a few common weeds in our area and some tips on how to identify them. A WSI Territory Manager can also help you identify and treat any pesky weed.
Whether you maintain golf greens or soccer pitches, spring aerification and soil modification events are complete, so it is time to start implementing a program to mitigate summer stress.