Friday, March 14, 2008

Snow Mold

As the snow is beginning to melt back from the northern exposure areas on the golf course some Snow Mold damage is become visible. Most of these areas have not seen the light of day since early December, which has created the ideal environment for snow mold development. The areas that are primarily infected are found in the rough only. It is not cost effective for us to preventively treat with fungicides the rough areas due to the number acres. The damage that is caused is mostly superficial and rarely kills the plant. The best way to offset the damage is to rake up the diseased areas so that air and sunlight can get in and dry it out. After that these areas will typically repair themselves in a matter of weeks once active turf growth begins.

Raking up the Turf