Monday, November 30, 2009

Bentgrass Management Program



I wanted to show this video of the 17th green, taken this past July. Through the video you get a good perspective of the amount of bentgrass that is emerging on the playing surface. The color and health of the creeping bentgrass is excellent. The color of the poa annua is off color and not the emerald green that most people see or can relate to with poa. The poa is being regulated (suppressed) with a chemical called Paclobutrazol. Along with the treatments of ferrous sulfate we are getting excellent suppression of the poa and at the same time we have created a favorable environment for the bentgrass to thrive in through a combination of cultural and nutritional practices.

I have a few more videos to follow and there is definitely more to add regarding the process, but this is a good start for now.

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