Friday, March 16, 2012

Why we apply Fungicides in the Late Fall

This is a picture of #16 on the Heritage Course today (3/16).
I am sure you notice that the Tees and Fairways look very green yet the rough looks Brown. The entire rough is infected and over taken by snow-mold. This is a wonderful example of why a fungicide application has to be made on all of our Greens, Tees and Fairways before the winter. In order to make these critical applications we have to close earlier than 'the day before snow arrives for good' in the fall.
I always smile at the effectivness of these applications this time of year, one can see exactly where a boom was turned on and off.
The rough, which is maintained at a higher height of cut will recover and green up within a month. The much shorter cut Fairways, Tees and Greens would take all season to recover from major snow-mold damage as seen in the rough.

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