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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Control of snowmold
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 2, No. 2, November 1940, p. 126.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:The end of our playing season comes rather early in the year, usually at the end of September. The ground gradually becomes frozen and sometimes we have snow covering our greens from the second week in October to the second or third week in April. When the snow is melting in the spring, some of our turf is covered in spots with a cobwebby fungus growth. The spots are from 6 to 9 inches in diameter and the grass usually dies. these spots may expand and merge and eventually the turf takes on a mottled or patchwork effect. Is this snowmold and what is the best remedy?
Source of Question:Ontario
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cultural control; Disease control; Preventive maintenance; Recommendations; Snow molds
Answer/Response:Undoubtedly the damage you describe is due to snowmold. The most effective control of snowmold involves the following principles: 1. Use no winter cover, such as straw or leaves. 2. Provide for a rapid run-off of water as the snow melts. 3. Use resistant grasses. Seaside bent and fescue are very susceptible. 4. Protect the turf by fall applications of corrosive sublimate. 5. Avoid late summer or early fall applications of fertilizers, which tend to stimulate a late growth of grass.
Language:English
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1940. Control of snowmold. Turf Culture [II]. 2(2):p. 126.
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