Time For Decisions
By Bud White, director, Mid-Continent RegionMarch 5, 2014
|The highs and lows of this winter has everyone
guessing how much damage may have occurred to fine-turf areas. We will find out
in the next four to six weeks.|
again, I would like to bring attention to winter damage concerns for golf
courses, as the extreme March freeze this week could certainly have caused
problems. The cold and wind are major combining factors for low temperature
kill and winter desiccation.
Green Section has scheduled a winter weather webcast for Friday, March 14 at
12:00 PM Central Daylight Time. During the webcast, USGA agronomists will highlight
issues concerning winter damage on both warm and cool season grasses and offer
tips to quantifying damage and recovery methods. The webcast will provide an
excellent opportunity to educate your course officials. To register for this webcast please click here.
the time to schedule early spring disease and weed control applications. Fairy
ring control applications should be made when soil temperatures consistently reach
50°F to 55°F. Additionally, tracking GDD (growing degree days) for Poa annua seedhead suppression normally
begins at the end of February in more moderate winters. Historically, warm up
begins quickly after a late spring freeze.
for USGA’s Course Consulting Service (CCS), formerly Turf Advisory Service
(TAS), was sent out via email in the Mid-Continent Region. Please advise Karen
at firstname.lastname@example.org or me if you did not receive this
would like more information regarding a visit from the USGA’s Course Consulting
Service and how we can help your facility with drought, water quality or other
management issues, please contact us at (972) 899-2462 or (email@example.com). Early payment (before May 15)
to the USGA can save you $500.
I look forward to being of service to you and
Source: Bud White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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