#12 @ Wild Horse

#12 @ Wild Horse

Monday, January 21, 2019

Turf Conference Presentation

I was honored to be asked to give a presentation at the Nebraska Turfgrass Conference.  Dr. Bill Kreuser of UNL thought the attendees could garner something from our innovative way to introduce more bluegrass into existing fairways.  We also talked about our management of our bluegrass/ryegrass fairways and how we try to keep them Poa-free, but the main focus was on our transition from fescue/bentgrass surrounds to bluegrass.  You can read more about that in this previous post.
This kind of transition to bluegrass from any other established stand of fescue, ryegrass, or bentgrass had not been very successful previously for most turf managers.  We were able to utilize a new chemical (Tenacity) to achieve a great bluegrass stand that has improved the playability around the greens.

As time goes on new chemistries become available to help us attack problems, but we also lose some older chemistries that allow new problems to arise.  It is a never ending search for the best management practices given a set of resources.

Tenacity at work 3 years ago

Rows of bluegrass coming up here

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