St. Andrews Old Course & Fungicides

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tremor, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    Hello All,

    Just back from Scotland. Spoke with several Superintendants. No fungicides!

    18 years of at the Royal & Ancient Old Course & never a single fungicide.

    Fairways are mostly fecues (chewings?) & very little bent or poa.

    Liquid Ammonium Sulphate up to twice per year & that's it. Then with all the rain, mow, mow, & mow.

    Fairly limited herbicide use too though plenty of targets!

    I found this very interesting.

    Thanks to all at Bayer Crop Sciences for the generous outing!

    Steve
     
  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,431

    steve. sounds like a great trip...very interesting to see how other parts of the world handle and manage turf...
    anthony
     
  3. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    DUH !

    Why do you think golf started there?

    Soil and weather patterns offer NATURAL grass growth.

    Few places in the US is grass a native species.

    Of course they're not going to need the turf application products we do here.
     

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