Home > Uncategorized, Weekly Update > Spring is Here Early Again

Spring is Here Early Again

The 2019-2020 has been extremely mild.  With cool (but not cold) temperatures and very little frozen ground, disease activity has begun early.  The constant rain has also sped disease development.   In the last two weeks of February I saw active basal rot anthracnose, Fusarium patch (pink snow mold) and root Pythium on Poa.  The root Pythium was on covered greens so that surely increase disease activity but I have no doubt we are looking at a repeat of last spring with widely prevalent root-rot Pythium and Pythium dysfunction.  Temperatures reached 60°F last week in Southern RI and next week is predicted to be mid-50’s all week.  At least one RI superintendent charged his irrigation on

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: