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Death to Smoochy August 28, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Graham J. Wieja @ 11:24 am

Procumbent Pearlwort on several to most greens at Belvedere Golf and Country Club. A very aggressive weed becoming more and more prevalent on Prince Edward Island. Several local courses have undergone complete re-sodding of select greens plagued with this weed commonly mistaken by members as “poa”.

pearlwort


Aggressive plugging out of pearlwort and replugging with bent from the nursery has shown to be effective in small areas, however the problem is too widespread. Tank mixes of straight mecoprop at a rate of 1 oz/ M sure did get its attention. In order to smoke it outright go a little heavier, a weeks time your greens will show more imperfections than you would’ve imagined. This issue certainly needs to be rectified as ball roll, ball speed, and greens consistency is becoming greatly affected.

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