Allister MacKenzie

“A golf course should be made interesting and a good test of golf by the tilt of the greens and the character of the undulations.”

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Sod

We recently sodded several areas around greens and tees.  These areas look like drought stress but are actually dying due to a fungal disease.  At any given time we attempt to control 20 different fungal diseases on the golf course.  Fungi are always present waiting for the right host and environmental conditions to reproduce and continue their life cycle.  The fungi we are seeing around these areas do not respond well to chemical controls.  We sprayed several times before we experienced activity with little to no efficacy.  Our plan is to control the pathogen by cutting out the sod and removing the top 2-3 inches of soil.