Friday, February 18, 2011

The Snow has (mostly) melted

A brief tour of the course today as the snow has melted for the most part yielded some interesting findings.

                            No snow mold (Typhula or Microdocium varieties) as of 2/18/11
                             The same fairway on 3/26/2010 with significant damage

Our treatment for snow mold for the winter 2009/2010 was 4 oz/PCNB (pentachloronitrobenzene - say that 5 times real fast) per thousand square feet.  That rate was low but worth a shot.  I shudder to think what it would've looked like had we skipped the application. 

Our fungicide application for 2010/2011 was 1 oz/Tebuconazole and 2 oz/thiophanate methyl per thousand square feet.  This rate provided 100% control for our fairways.  This is the first time since I've worked at Blackhawk that we haven't experienced moderate to severe snow mold injury.  I am glad we chose to NOT skip this application as well.  It will be nice to not have to grow out snow mold damage for a change. 

                         A parting view of the injury from 2010 up close and personal

Be sure to check the 'weather' tab on your right to get a good idea of the forecast.  Have a great weekend!

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