During summer 2015, we conducted a trial at the Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Research Farm in Raleigh, N.C. The study took place on a native soil (clay loam) ’Crenshaw’ creeping bentgrass fairway/tee area maintained at 0.375”. In previous work conducted in cooperation with Dr. Damon Smith, we determined that relative humidity above 70% for five consecutive days with a minimum air temperature above 57̊ºF is conducive for dollar spot development.
Fame™ fungicides, a family of FRAC 11 group (Strobilurin) products that deliver fast-acting, patented fluoxastrobin protection against all major patch, spot, and mold diseases, are now available from FMC. Rainfast in 15 minutes, Fame fungicides can be used on all types of golf course turf and provide rapid foliar and root uptake.
Flooding is a way of life for Tony Gustaitis, golf course superintendent at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in the Philadelphia suburb of Lafayette Hill, Pa. But after 27 years, he’s learned how to deal with it.
Drainage-related issues have steadily increased in the 15 years Dave Smith has been golf course superintendent of Fawn Lake Country Club, in Spotsylvania, Va. Woven through wetlands, the course sits on heavy clay soils and excess rainfall often leads to moisture-related problems.
Sedge control used to be a major challenge for Jerad Hamilton on the tall fescue lawns his company manages throughout California. “It can get pretty ugly,” says the Quality Assurance Ag Manager at Clark Pest Control, based in Lodi, Calif.