Jun27MonJune 27, 2016
I’ve borrowed a great blog post from my colleague and friend in the U.S., Dr. Rob Golembiewski, which highlights the many benefits of Stressgard® Formulation Technology on cool season turf. Although a majority of what he has written holds true for us up here in the North, there are some points of differentiation when it comes to products, stresses, and seasonal conditions that serve Canadian turf managers differently than our U.S. counterparts. First, Canada has led the way in recognizing and characterizing the benefits of incorporating Stressgard® products such as Trilogy into our winter programs for improving turf health and spring green-up effects coming out of the harsh winters. Now, as heat waves and stressful summer conditions become the “norm” over the next couple months, a variety of 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.
Photo: Summer turf stress and decline on a golf course putting green.
Photo: Courtesy of Rob Golembiewski, Bayer