Sunday, July 24, 2011
Over the past couple of weeks, a series of rings have been visible on the putting surfaces and in the fairways. In some cases these areas have even produced mushrooms. These symptoms are consistent with a soil borne pathogen called Fairy Ring. The following video from PACE turf (2010) gives an detailed explanation of fairy ring. Each year fairy ring is targeted with fungicide and wetting agent applications to reduce severity. Currently we are treating the greens with curative applications along with increased hand watering to these specific areas to reduce wilting of the rings.