Monday, October 12, 2015

Fertilizer application to the Ryegrass

Today we made a light dose of nitrogen fertilizer to give the rye grass some nutrients for healthy growth. We will make another application of fertilizer soon after the first frost or the end of the month. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Virginia tech test trials

You may notice several paint dots at the end of the fairway on hole number 5. These paint dots are test plots that have been sprayed and will be monitored throughout the fall and spring to see how the Bermuda grass reacts to the treated verses untreated areas. The disease that is being tested for is "spring dead spot".

David Mc call, who is a pathologist with VT is conducting the test study. 
I will update you in the late spring as the bermudagrass starts to green up. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mowing rye

Thanks to the tropical storm the rye grass has come in nice and uniformed. It is day 14 and we are cutting the rye for the first time. The mowers are set at higher heights to protect the seed from being pulled out of the ground. Height adjustments will be made through out the   Next couple of weeks. 
The greens have recovered well. With all the rain, heights were raised last week to prevent scalping. We are now in the process of lowering the greens heights each day until we are satisfied with the growth habit and playability.