Days are shorter. Shadows are longer. Days are colder. These three things can mean only one thing? That’s right, winter is approaching.

It is the first week of consistently freezing nighttime temperatures. Besides telling folks to not walk on the turfgrass this week — also known as morning tee times are now delayed — we catch up on our office work. Here goes the 2021 CDGA Diagnostic and Research Summary Review. Enjoy

Golf greens with a high proportion of annual bluegrass or Poa annua are susceptible to a fungal root disease known as summer patch (Magnaporthe poae). This is the same disease that can be problematic in Kentucky bluegrass lawns each summer. There’s a famous photo (if you are a turf disease…

CDGATurfgrassProgram

Dedicated researchers and turf pathologists working for golf course superintendents in the Chicago area.

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