Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 07:06 Monday, 13 May 2013 06:59
Pesticide reduction while maintaining healthy, playable and aesthetically pleasing turf is the name of the game (at least one of them) for most Superintendents. But how can we do this without using dreaded pesticides? Pitchcare has posted a great piece on phosphites for disease control.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 06:59 Monday, 13 May 2013 06:45
It seems as though most Golf Course Superintendents these days are fighting or are at least dealing with moss on their greens and/or other playing surfaces. FMC Turf Wire has posted a program to help rid golf course surfaces of this annoying pest.
Monday, 15 April 2013 06:53
As Superintendents we are always wondering what the perfect amount of nutrients required to produce healthy turf, sustainable soil as well as keep budgets under control. Pace Turf has produced an excellent chart to help out with this information.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 14:50 Monday, 25 February 2013 14:40
Those of us in industries where we need to use pesticides to keep our plants alive (and keep our jobs) rely on the use of IPM for all pesticide use decisions. While theoretically this seems like a great idea there are some faults with the IPM idea.
Sunday, 23 December 2012 14:32
It is certainly becoming more popular with budgets shrinkng and environmental stewardship on everyone's mind. Making and using your own compost tea looks as though it may be the way of the future for many golf courses.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 10:49 Monday, 17 December 2012 10:39
Turf managers, whether they are Superintendents or not must often deal with problem trees. Once they become dangerous its easy. The problem is when they are affecting the health of otherwise healthy turf.
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 October 2012 06:30 Saturday, 27 October 2012 06:20
With Superintendents looking for ways to save money, there may be a new/old method to keep greens in great condition while keeping pests such as moss and perhaps even snow moulds at bay. Jason Haines of Pender Harbour Golf Club explains how he has rolled his way to great putting surfaces.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 July 2012 13:59 Monday, 23 July 2012 13:48
Settlers's Ghost Golf Course located in Barrie, Ontario has come up with a new way for controlling weeds and long grass at the facility. They are using goats to eat the weeds that would otherwise need to be treated with pesticides.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 June 2012 06:41 Monday, 25 June 2012 06:29
With the pesticide debate in full force it is valuble for users of pesticides to fully understand how they work. A recent article appeared in the Taunton Daily Gazette that will help to increase your knowledge about these potentially dangerous but necessary substances.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2012 15:44 Friday, 25 May 2012 15:32
While most in the turf industry are elated with the recent announcement about pesticide use in BC there are many who cannot believe the provincial government would walk down such a slippery slope.
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