Talking Turf

  • May11Thu

    Getting to the Root of the Problem

    Taking Control of Summer Patch May 11, 2017 Dr. Paul Giordano
    The summer of 2016 presented unique challenges for superintendents growing Poa annua in most of Eastern Canada. Drought conditions throughout June and July resulted in stressed turf which was subsequently prone to opportunistic disease infestations. By late August, summer patch symptoms became vividly apparent, and curative treatments did not...
  • Sep21Wed

    One, Two, Three Strikes and Snow Mould is Out

    September 21, 2016
    Following some simple and proven ground rules can help you get the most out of your fungicide program.
  • As heat waves and stressful summer conditions become the “norm” over the next couple months, a variety of new biotic and abiotic factors can contribute to the decline in growth and quality of creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass on golf courses throughout the country. 

  • Jun21Tue

    Less Really Can Mean More…

    June 21, 2016
    Every day you are forced to make important decisions that will ultimately
    affect the health of your turf, the quality of your golf course, and perhaps,
    the perception of you as a professional. Golf course superintendents are
    many things – agronomists, managers, mentors, and most importantly,
    stewards of the land they so passionately maintain.
  • Good products have staying power. This holds true for a fungicide like
    iprodione that is going on 37 years in the Canadian turf industry – because
    it works!
  • Jun14Tue

    The Do's and Don't of Tank Mixing

    June 14, 2016

    Depending on product chemistry and formulation, problems can arise with incompatibility among mixed products, resulting in coagulation, bound-up product, and clogged sprayer components. Here are a few “best practices” to consider....

  • Nov2Mon

    Research and Innovation on Full Display

    November 2, 2015

    A recap of the 2015 Bayer Research and Innovation Field Days

  • As summer rolls in, turf managers everywhere are looking to give their
    courses that added edge during what can often be a very stressful time
    of the year. A sound fungicide program to prevent disease outbreaks
    is paramount to both turf health and a superintendent’s peace of mind.