The August Editions of the Turfgrass Hotline start with Rich Buckley of Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab, and the “Ugly” situation many in the northeast are facing with the “cumulative effects” of summer stress, ideal fungal conditions and already weakened turf.
Recognizing the tools available for control and the data used to predict pests, golf course superintendents have good short term options. But for the widespread turf loss, it might be time for more resistant varieties.
As usual, a quick 15 min trip through the troubles of growing grass in the Northeast!
Recorded August 12, 2020.