Thursday, March 20, 2014

Snow Mold Update

When the snow melted a couple of weeks ago, we found an abundance of Pink Snow Mold on the greens.  This damage to the turf appeared to be largely aesthetic.  However, in order to be certain that the turf will grow out of the damage when consistently warmer temperatures arrive, some plugs were taken from the greens and brought inside.

As you can see in the photo above, the plugs were taken from areas with the least green tissue.  So, how did this brown turf perform once inside? 

Good news--the pictures above show the plugs on the day they were pulled, then three, seven, and nine days later.  This confirmed that all we need is some nice springtime weather to get the turf moving.  Of course with a forecast high only in the 40s for five days next week, it looks like a little patience may be required.

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