Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Trials on the Putting Green

On the practice putting green a series of trials are being conducted using a plant growth regulator (Trimmit) and various fertilizer strategies to enhance the creeping bentgrass and regulate the Annual Bluegrass. Annual bluegrass is not the ideal grass for this region because it is suspectible to many plant pathogens, displays poor playability in the spring because of seedhead production and it is not heat tolerant. The Annual Bluegrass in these plots will exhibit stress when the weather heats up.

Our goal is to develop a long term strategy to reduce the populations of annual bluegrass and enhance the playability and sustainability of the putting surfaces. We will continue with updates throughout the summer with our trials.

Thank-you,

Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superintendent

 

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