Can Your Putting Greens Catch A Summer Cold?
Ever had a summer cold? Doesn't it just feel 'wrong'?
It's warm out. The days are long. Maybe you're out relaxing, and wham! You catch a cold. How can that happen to you?
People can get sick for lots of reasons. But usually it boils down to a compromised immune system. Kids' activities have you running? Work stressing you out? Maybe you enjoyed your Memorial Day BBQ, a bit too much?
Or just trying to squeeze too much 'fun' into too little free time. It all adds up. What should be summer bliss, may be wearing you out! It can happen with your summer turf too.
And especially golf course turf. Summer stresses wear down the turf's immune system just like ours. And once that happens, tees and greens become vulnerable to summer diseases...
Summer Stress Diseases
Under the summer conditions on a golf course, with members' expectations high, increased play levels and the extreme weather, you need to anticipate plant needs before they even happen.
Bottom line -- When your turf is under stress, it becomes more susceptible to disease.
Look to the Roots
To get the roots working at their highest efficiency, you need clear pathways for efficient nutrient uptake. Companion Biological Fungicide contains a Rhizosphere bacteria, Bacillus subtilis GB03, which 'cleans up' turf roots and also releases hormones to stimulate root branching and increased length. Rhizosphere bacteria live in the area around the root hairs.
It is important to optimize all nutrients and water that are available. And because your course's sand base naturally sheds water, the heat and dry of the summer months is doubly hard on golf turf.
Prevention and Control
Stem & Root Rot (Phytophthora)
Applying Companion is like a shot of prevention for the immune system every month.
As a biological fungicide, Companion controls disease, by:
Prevention and resistance -- the 1-2 punch for summer relief.
Increase Uptake of All Your Applied Products
Daily play, weekend volumes or tournament play -- You want your tee boxes recovering quickly. Companion even aids divot repair germination. Or if you're concerned about the short cut on your greens, let Companion support healthy, consistent greens, right through the summer.
Use Companion to control or prevent all your summer stress diseases.
And watch where you're coughing... people may have some vacation time coming up...