Top 10 Turfgrass Diseases on Left Coast

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Turfgrass disease updates for golf courses: 2010 Wrap Up from the West – Top 10 Diseases

Great blog here as usual by the “Turf Diseases” team. I find the timing especially fitting as XGD embarks on some greens drainage installations in California.

With a relatively moderate summer in Socal,I have heard disease stress was a little less than ususal. However, it would seem the usual suspects are still active on poa greens: anthracnose and rapid blight.

Early results are in from Wilshire CC in Los Angeles, where we drained our first green last winter, and superintendent Doug Martin is thrilled with the condition of the putting surface after being retro-fitted with our XGD System.

I wanted to let everyone know we will be at another classic old Socal club this winter in Glendale at Oakmont CC . We will be on site here for 1.5 weeks, and the best day for a visit would be Thursday, February 3rd. Please contact us if you any others at your club or colleagues would like to stop by and view a green “under the knife”, as well as a finished green.

At XGD, we are extremely positive our process can aid desert golf superintendents too.
As most superintendents are utilising deep/infrequent irrigation events to flush any salts deeper in to the soil profile to avoid diseases such as rapid blight, it appears to us that our process is a great fit for that type of greens management program.

Later, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer

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