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.
The start of winter is usually a welcome sight for most Turf Managers. After a season filled with long hours and demanding work, winter gives turfers a chance to slow down, regroup, and rest. However, after a few weeks of down time, these men and women who are so used to working hard start to get stir-crazy and are chomping at the bit to get back outside. Here are my top 3 tips to stay productive and keep that sense of accomplishment while slowing down over the winter.
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.