Superintendents Report – January 2015
We had 215.5mm of rain for the month of January and recorded 11 days of rainfall. The frequency and volume of the rainfall has been great for the course.
Our Argentine Stem Weevil problem is currently under control and the turfgrass recovery from the previous damage has been good.
During the early part of January the second green was damaged due to heat stress and insect attack, this resulted in several areas were the grass was under stress and the overall health was diminished.
I later applied a wetting agent to help maintain moisture in the stressed areas, this product was applied to 13 greens in stressed areas however this had an adverse affect on the 2nd green and also on the practice chipping green where the grass has died, all of the other areas sprayed have recovered well.
We decided that plugging the worst areas out was the best mode of action and will provide the quickest recovery.
Tees have been sprayed with a selective herbicide to control crab grass weeds, the results have been excellent and a follow up spray is scheduled for February. We are currently cutting tees twice a week.
The frequency of rainfall throughout January has provided great growing conditions for our fairways and rough areas resulting in great grass coverage across the whole golf course.
We are currently cutting fairways twice a week and we have been spending approximately three days a week cutting rough.
We have just completed a full trim of all the bunkers as well as sand relocation in several of the bunkers.
We are trimming bunker almost every 2 weeks.
Trees and Gardens
We are currently spraying round up in the garden areas and under the trees to continue to control the weeds.
I will continue with the dead tree removal with 4 priority trees surrounding the 17th fairway and green.
Repairs as required due to storm damage.
Western car park retaining wall
- Continue Round up spraying under pine trees, gardens, course boundaries and dams.
- Tree maintenance.
- Pathway repairs.
- 3rd tee pathway.
- Soil mounding on the 10th
Thank You Mark Yates