Today we will be spraying fairways with a fungicide to help control Dollar spot pressure.
This year, the golf course maintenance team is participating in a Research Authorization (RA) program to test a new product that is slated for Canadian registration in 2018.Read More>>
We were approached by Syngenta Canada, a leading manufacturer of fungicides to see whether we would like to participate in the program and we wholeheartedly agreed. The philosophy of our team it to be on the leading edge of research for the betterment of the game, and to be able to provide exceptional playing surfaces for our members/golfers.
The focus on the research is on turf disease called dollar spot, which is one of the most widespread diseases occurring on golf courses in North America. Our golf course is no exception. We placed the research trial on Fairways 9, 12, 13 and 18 to compare the new product with what we are currently using. You may see the signs that we posted on the area that is treated with the new product. Posting signs is part of the Research Authorization compliance. There is no problem if your golf ball lands in the treated area.
It’s great for our golf course to be engaged in this type of research under real, live golf course conditions. It complements the years of research conducted by the manufacturer in their own research trials as well as independent University trials. It also gives us a sneak preview of what new and innovative technologies will be on the market in the future and how we can incorporate them into our turf management regimen at our golf course to deliver the excellent playing conditions that our members/golfers expect.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!