Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Stadium Curfew Application to Greens & Fairways...

The Stadium Course is closed again for aeration. Taking advantage of the closure, the Stadium greens and fairways were treated with a Curfew application. Our target pest was the same as the Valley's; nematodes, mole crickets, grubs and all kinds of problematic turf pests.

After the applications, the areas were rolled and then watered with 1/2" water to help seal in all of the fumigant gas. The applicators from Southern Soils did an expert job over our tough terrain.

After the application the areas will be closed for 24 hours, in which time over 80% of the chemical will have volitalized, the rest of the chemical will be gone after 48 hours. According to Dow AgroSciences, the turf will experience very little burn from the product and the slits will begin to disappear within 7 - 14 days. We will need to keep the treated areas adequately watered for the next 7 days to ensure that the gas stays within the soil.

Here is a video of the applicators in action.