Spring Management of Couch

Success with couch requires an understanding of its growing requirements, the removal of additional stresses and flexibility. The arrival of spring will see couch (Cynodon sp.) starting to ‘green-up’ (break dormancy). Contrary to popular belief, couch is... To access...

What About Wetting Agent Chemistry?

What do consumers really know about the chemical composition of the wetting agents they purchase? An acknowledged expert in the field asks, ‘Does it matter?’ At the 2013 Golf Industry Show (GIS) in San Diego, a superintendent asked me which wetting... To access this...

Managing Toad Rush

Proactive management practices and good drainage can reduce the impact of this weed on the playing surface. Toad rush (Juncus bufonius) is a common problem on turf surfaces. It is generally more prevalent on bowling greens and, to a lesser extent... To access this...

Managing Fairy Ring

Monitoring and targeting of a range of treatments are key to managing this notoriously difficult problem. Fairy rings are a common problem on bowling greens. Although they can be seen throughout the year, they are at their worst during the... To access this post, you...