July 30th, Turf Scouting Report

July 30, 2010 Scouting Report
July 30, 2010 Scouting Report - Hot and Harsh, July ends: Midsummer flooding, Bentgrass and Poa greens decline, Pythium blight, Brown patch, high Fairy ring levels, Summer patch, Tim thinks about Dollar spot resistance, and Nick says Stats 

Chicago/Northern Illinois Update: Derek Settle
Harsh. That is a word that comes to my mind today, though it is associated with a younger generation. Sometimes you learn new words as appropriate. Season 2010 is a good one for new words, since this weather feels uncomfortable, uncontrollable and new. We did predict this season would be difficult based on history. We knew two mild summers back-to-back were too good to be true. And so it goes. It rained like no other beginning Friday July 23 and did not stop until sometime the next day. The aftermath strained Chicago's rain gauges. For example, Oak Park, a west suburb, received 7.9 inches. Harsh. As if in a dream, the superintendent at Oak Park Country Club felt Splashwater Country Club was where he woke that day. The photos he shared told a story of significant flooding. Midsummer, it was the worst case scenario as peak temperatures are already testing photosynthetic plants in their capacity to endure heat stress. 

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