Monday, February 4, 2008

Snow Covered

So far this winter we have enjoyed an extended snow cover which is great for the course from a moisture standpoint as well as providing winter protection. The snow acts as a protective cover that insulates the ground and greatly reduces turf loss due to desiccation. On the negative side of things the potential for Snow Mold activity is greatly increased under prolonged snow covers. Preventive fungicide applications were made last fall just prior to the first snowfall to help protect the course. I would expect some minor Snow Mold breakthrough in a few areas, but nothing that won’t be quickly overcome once spring arrives.

This has been the only play on the course all winter