Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Prevention is Key for Control of Annual Winter Weeds

We are quickly approaching that time of year when the climate change becomes optimal for the germination and emergence of winter weeds, especially annual bluegrass. You may have noticed that the fairways last week were a little softer than usual. This was due to the fact that we applied a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent seeds of any annual winter weeds from germinating. This herbicide works by creating a preventive barrier or film at the soil surface which stops these weed seeds from reaching maturity. The product is most effective if it is thoroughly and evenly dispersed along the soil surface, hence the need for extra irrigation cycles. This process will also take place in the coming weeks as we make the applications in the roughs to achieve effective weed control throughout the entire golf course.
The spray hawk was used on approaches around greens to get into tighter spaces

Spraying and watering #3

Watering in spray on #14

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