Tuesday, August 23, 2011
by Jerry Husemann
Personal Information: On Tuesday, August 9th, my wife & I became grandparents for the 3rd time. We now have our 3rd grandson, Aiden Michael, 8 lb, 22in long. Aiden was born with a full head of hair which is much more than I can say about my own hairline.
Turf & Ornamental Market Dynamics – Post-emergent herbicides and fall fungicide applications
In non-irrigated commercial/residential lawns, the only thing that is green this summer is yellow nutsedge & crabgrass. The summer of 2011 is shaping up to be a large post-emergent herbicide crabgrass season. BASF is getting some of the market with Drive® XLR8 and Onetime® herbicides.
Golf course supers have been spraying their roughs with post-emergent herbicides and spot spraying their fairways. LCO operations are applying post-emergent herbicides for crabgrass and broadleaf weed management.
Fall dollar spot fungicide applications are being applied at most golf course locations where dollar spot is an issue. I have been re-emphasizing applications of Emerald® fungicide and Curalan® EG fungicide in addition to Honor® Intrinsic™ brand fungicide with end-users.
We have had several very large rainfall events that have passed through western Michigan in a range of 4-7 inches in one single rainfall event. This has activated a lot of summer patch disease on greens & fairways.
BASF Trials at the Ohio State University Turfgrass Research Field Day
McGee Poole, Joe Singles & myself all attended the OSU/OTF 2011 Ohio Turfgrass Research Field Day.
All the BASF fungicide treatments looked very good. In the brown patch trial, the Insignia® SC Intrinsic brand fungicide treatments did not have any dollar spot. Emerald and Honor Intrinsic also looked very good.
Kyle Miller had funded a BASF Seasonal Treatment Trial which also looked very good. There was Drive XLR8 combinations and Tenacity herbicide combinations to look at in the post crabgrass trials.