Despite the return of cooler temperatures, the impact of summer has not gone away and in fact if the rain continues as forecast by the end of this week (7-27-18) we will possibly be in a saturated rootzone situation and that will be even more problematic – anyone for Augsut 15th and possibly getting some venting done?
Untreated areas did suffer from pythium damage (Picture 1) and despite the cool down, dollar spot Clarireedia jacksonii sp. nov. immediately appeared on turf and with moisture and temperatures ideal for the next week the pressure will be intense – if your window is a little off there could be issues.
Coming up there are a range of learning and networking events for the industry around the state. The annual OTF research and technology field day is closing in on us on August 7 in Columbus and it will be an excellent event with the latest and greatest research and technology on view – you can register here. https://www.ohioturfgrass.org/event-2883367
The very next day August 8th NOGCSA has their annual vendors day and so if you don’t get the opportunity to make it to Columbus there will be plots and technology in Avon also – registration can be found here http://www.nogcsa.com/Vendor-Day—NON-MEMBER-FACILITY-9.html?ModKey=mk$clsc&LayoutID=&EventID=104&evtid=104&cdocid=9&lastCalM=
Finally on August 9th for those of you focused on the landscape industry OLCA has the second of their annual field days in Columbus – this will have an excellent lineup of speakers with topics from mosquito control to lawn establishment work being part of the learning experience. You can register here https://www.ohiolca.org/event/2018OutdoorSummerSeminar
Finally the annual OSU ATI turfgrass scholarship golf outing is slated for September 20th at Hawks Nest GC in Creston OH. In what is a critical event for the scholarship fund a great event is planned and we hope you can get involved! Registration for that event can be found here http://www.cvent.com/d/ggqf4b
Finally – if you need any help please don’t hesitate to contact us!