Grass is starting to grow
The days are getting warmer and warmer, and the crest is getting better and better. The agronomy team is getting into a good rhyme. It feel like we are over half way done our big spring time push of applications, project wrap ups and program starts. Hopefully, this nice spring weather stays with us for a few more weeks.
Over the next few weeks our staff will be plucking the poa annua out of our putting greens and collars. Poa annua is a pervasive weed on our A1/A4 creeping bentgrass greens that if not aggressively manage can take over in just a few years. Hand picking every spring is a practice started by my predecessors, it is very successful. This labor intensive practice is worth it in the long run. Below is a staff member identifying and removing poa annua from number 1 green.
This is also a critical time of year for our fescue program. We are mowing all of the fescue down one last time before it begins to go to seed for the season. After it is all mowed we will apply selective herbicides to keep out the weeds.
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