Friday, February 25, 2011

Pre/Post-Emergent Applications For Proper Weed Control

     We have started applying our Pre/Post-Emergent herbicides on the golf course this week.

     It is very important to apply these applications at the proper time to achieve the desired control of annual and perennial weeds throughout the growing season.

      Poa annua or "annual bluegrass" is the weed that we are most concerned with controlling. This weed is a major problem when it becomes infested in the creeping bentgrass greens, as it's growth habit is different than that of creeping bentgrass. The seedhead Poa annua produces can make the greens bumpy and inconsistent.
Applications that are timed correctly provide the most control and reduce the risk of infestation of Poa annua in the greens throughout the growing season.
    The use of a pre-emergent herbicide is a very beneficial way of reducing the amount of weeds within the turf throughout the growing season as well as reducing the number of post-emergent herbicide applications needed for proper weed control.

As always any concerns, comments or feedback is always appreciated.

We'll see you out there!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.......

   Sometimes, when you wish for some precipitation during a severe drought, Mother Nature sure does have a good sense of "humor"!
   We have received another major blizzard in Oklahoma for the second winter season in a row.     
   These types of major snow events are not common in Oklahoma and always prove to be a major problem for the state, as we do not have the type of resources available to deal with these types of winter storms as areas in the northern parts of the U.S. have.
   So, for now, we will be snowed-in for a while and hoping the temperatures will climb relatively quickly so that we may begin to thaw out and begin to recover from Mother Natures blessing of precipitation.

As always, any questions, comments or feedback is always appreciated.

We'll see you out there!
(When it warms up a bit, maybe)