Interim report - August 2021
Chas Schmid, Ph.D, Emily Braithwaite and Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D
Organic matter (OM) management with core cultivation is one of the most important management practices for golf course putting greens, and one of the most disruptive to golfers. In northern climates, core cultivation is done in the spring and fall on actively growing cool-season turfgrasses to minimize improve recovery time. However, this is also the time of year when golf courses experience the most play. Thus, there is a need to reduce recovery time post-core cultivation to limit disruption to golfers.
Read more: Effects of Plant Growth Regulators on Putting Green Aerification Recovery
By Karin Juul Hesselsøe (NIBIO), Martin Nilsson (Copenhagen GC), Trond Pettersen, Atle Beisland and Tatsiana Espevig (NIBIO)
It is well known that rolling can reduce dollar spot (fungal disease caused by Clarireedia spp.). It is less known that it can have a preventative effect on microdochium patch (formerly called fusarium/pink snow mold, caused by the fungus Microdochium nivale), but experiments at Copenhagen Golf Club and research at NIBIO Landvik suggests it.
Read more: Rolling to Prevent, Control and Reduce Microdochium Patch