This Wall Street Journal Article does a great job explaining the stressful summer it has been throughout the country and what golf courses have been dealing with. Thankfully we have not endured these types of conditions in our area(or at least not to this degree), but the past two weeks have been the worst weather conditions in the Minneapolis area regarding heat and continual humidity we have experienced in a long long time. Disease pressure has been off the charts. We have experienced brown patch, pythium blight, dollar spot and summer patch all at the same time. Other courses in the area are also dealing with these issues as well as anthracnose, another potentially destructive disease.
The weather forecasters are predicting the weather to break after this week. Lets hope their forecast holds up or the weather breaks sooner.