Last year, the experts Lawn & Landscape interviewed about insects and pests almost uniformly said that a wet, warm winter made it unclear what problems LCOs would face over the spring and summer.Some things never change – experts say there’s no way of knowing for sure what will be this year’s prominent problems. But those […]
Even in the best of economic times, golf course owners and administrators often ask “How can we reduce our chemical costs?” Now, as a virus-induced recession threatens, such questions will be more commonplace—perhaps with a sense of urgency. As budgets are reexamined, I suggest resisting the temptation (or pressure?) to shortchange your fungicide program. Pathogen […]
Dr. Paul Koch at the University of Wisconsin-Madison providing advice on critical application timings for snow mold fungicide applications. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The difference between excellent snow mold control and no control can be very small…sometimes only a 2 week difference in application timing can make all the difference […]
This week Dr. Paul Koch, Turfgrass Pathologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joined the GreenkeeperApp team to talk about spring disease control. Topics included spring root diseases like take-all and summer patch, dollar spot control and modeling, cultural practices and disease control, and Pythium root rot.
Processing ABW samples at home tonight. Still in holding pattern for adult apps in western and central PA. Lots in the roughs/adjacent to overwintering sites still pic.twitter.com/imTzlzHg7I— Ben McGraw, Ph.D. (@TurfEnto) April 6, 2020
If you want to have a good sward, then you’ll need to make sure the grass is supplied with enough nutrients. I suggest that the most effective, logical, and efficient way to do that is by using MLSN. Leaf and sheath blight (Rhizoctonia zeae) on ultradwarf bermudagrass In a soil with […]
The Carolinas GCSA has been active in providing digital materials for superintendents and turfgrass managers on how to best maintain turfgrass during the coronavirus pandemic with limited staff and even less play. The first video in this series was an interview with Dr. Bert McCarty (Clemson) and Dr. Fred Yelverton (North Carolina State) discussing maintenance […]
Every spring it seems like timing seedhead suppression applications on Poa annua greens comes with questions, no matter where you are. Many times similar questions are asked about when to start disease control program on Poa annua greens. Historically, the most problematic and well documented diseases of Poa annua on greens include: anthracnose, summer patch […]