Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Flood waters are gone, but....

The historic flood waters are gone, but the effects linger on.  Most notably are soft areas, slow greens and diseases.  Soft areas, especially on approaches should begin to firm in the coming days.  Green speeds will increase as we are able to return to our normal cutting schedule and soil moisture levels drop.  Most notable is the disease in fairways, called Brown Patch.  Brown Patch loves wet soils with warm days and nights.  We were unable to treat the fairways due to the flooded conditions, but this past Monday we were able to spray all fairways and things will begin to improve in the coming week.  Hopefully we can return to a more normal summer! 
Brown Patch pathogen became very active after this past weekend.

Hopefully the flooding rains are gone, and brighter days are ahead!
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