All rain no sun!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawn king, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    Its been so dark and damp here in SE massachusetts the last 2 weeks, i can actually see the lack of photosynthesis in my houseplants!
     
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    that sucks, wow. that mucha rain is never good for turf. it has been really hot here but still getting rain so it is severly humid. seeing fungus start up on most lawns now. got me some heritage ready to go.
     
  3. nighthawk117

    nighthawk117 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
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    I have never seen as many fungal problems in turf as we have now. When will that big yellow thing come out and stay out :confused:
     
  4. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    We had it for a while today. Hot, humid, I could just about see the dollar spot, brown patch and pythium starting.:hammerhead:

    Having just red thread everywhere was boring.

    Right now we are having flash flood warnings, hail, just over the border in CT they have a tornado warning.

    I think we are at 22 out of 26 days with some amount of measurable rain for June.
     
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Got a customer call and it was a huge red thread problem here.
     
  6. group501

    group501 LawnSite Member
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    This spring has been a nightmare to get through the second round due to the constant rain. We have been seeing lots of red thread and some dollar spot.

    Turf Hokie, if the N has been used sparingly the patch diseases and blights should not be a problem. We are almost through our 2nd round and have applied about 1.35 # of N. I tell my customers that anyone can dial up the N in the spring for an unnatural green but these are the lawns that are more prone to major disease. I will take the rt and ds any day over patch disease and blights.
     
  7. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    I did a check back today, big time red thread and powdery mildew, mushrooms to boot. Granted its an original client (1973) with an old age lawn. There's no doubt about it, we are going to have to gear up for some fungus control apps.
     
  8. moreira85

    moreira85 LawnSite Member
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    i am also in SE Mass and have experienced all the rain. there is def something going in on my turf! something green and slimy on the soil.
     
  9. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
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    All I ask for is a 24 hour window to hit clover, oxalis and wild violets... is 24 hours of no rain too much to ask for? It rains every forkin day, EVERY forkin day... now add in the fact that I also mow... tall, wet, thick fungus infected grass.... I have measured over 8 inches of rain in my yard this month... the national weather service has a hole in their rain guage.
     
  10. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am with you on that. We finished up our 2nd app last week and have put down just a touch more N than you, but still under 1.5 lbs. I have had some customers complain that there lawns are not as green as usual, not as green as the guy across the street etc. I am hoping that those lawns come around and bite them in the but over the summer.

    Sun is out now and I am going out to treat some fields since I have been trying to get on them for 3 weeks:dizzy:
     

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