Diseases caused by Drechslera spp. were formerly classified as Helminthosporium leaf, crown, and root diseases. The fungus attacks cool season turfgrasses during the cool wet weather of spring and fall. Read More
Many sports are played in the spring, fall and winter months when there are rainy periods. On native soil fields, this often leads to muddy playing conditions because many native soils do not drain very well. Since the 1930's there have been options for improving the drainage capability of native soil fields. These options have included (in order of relative cost):
As weather conditions can vary and change from region to region then there are some things we should be watching out for as golf course managers in an attempt to reduce the impact of certain climatic events. In managing rainfall there are certain situations that we can avoid which will reduce any potential for environmental pollution. Two concurrent events that we need to watch for are rainfall and chemical applications. Timing of application in relation to rainfall is crucial for two reasons.