Week 12 & 13

As I write we have had a couple of light showers, with promise of a little more, during the week we received 3.8mm, the most we have had since November last year. This summer was drier than average with us recording only 2mm for the entire summer, this puts added pressure on the irrigation system and water allocation, we are travelling ok but any rainfall, however light is welcomed.

The greens are progressing well from renovation, we are now cutting at 4mm, morning cuts will commence this coming week by the end of which we will be at 3mm just a fraction off our normal cutting heights with the greens  being set for the Easter events.

This week we will also commence Couch and Saltine control within the greens, we normally undertake this process prior to Renovations but with temperatures remaining well over 30 degrees we were forced to delay the applications until lower temps prevailed consistently. This decision was made to reduce the risk of injury to the Bent grass, as using the product under high temperatures can increase the risk of photo toxicity, the second reason we delayed was to ensure maximum result of the product on the target grass as it is most effective with temperatures in the mid 20's.
This means Couch and Saltine will be transitioned out over a 7 week period and be evident for slightly longer than normal, the decision made in the best interest of the greens health and efficacy.  

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