Tom Cook, retired OSU turfgrass professor, has published a new book detailing the construction and maintenance of sustainable landscapes! The book includes topics such as sustainable landscape design, how to develop an ecosystem, issues regarding the use of chemicals, and approaches for modifying existing lancescapes. The book can be purchased from Amazon: Sustainable Landscape Management: Design, Construction, and Maintainence!
Maintaining a healthy, aesthetically pleasing lawn depends on many variables including turfgrass species; mowing height and frequency; fertilization; and insect, disease, and weed control. Proper irrigation, despite being one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy lawn, is the most often overlooked variable in lawn care (figure 1).
Oregon State University; Dr. Robert Golembiewski, Assistant Professor; Tom Cook, Associate Professor; Brian McDonald, Research Assistant; Final Report; July 31, 2008 (Updated 9/8/10)
The purpose of this trial was to evaluate a single preventative application of various fungicides for the control of gray snow mold on a golf course fairway.
Materials and Methods
The trial was initiated on October 23rd (after the last mowing) on the 11th fairway of the Meadows Golf Course (4,160 feet elevation) located in the Sun River Resort in Sun River, Oregon, 15 miles south of Bend.
We are looking for a site to do a fairy ring control trial in 2011. If you are having consistent problems with fairy ring and are willing to allow plots to be set up and different fungicide treatments applied, please call Brian McDonald at 541 231-1149. The ideal site would be about 2,000 square feet with uniform fairy ring symptoms throughout. The area could be a golf course fairway, rou