Under a heavy blanket of snow, it’s easy to believe that nothing is happening on your course. But beware: hiding under that white blanket could be patchy turf infected with — you guessed it — dangerous snow mold.
Fortunately, by taking the right steps, you can prevent and even counteract snow mold as well as enable a quick turf recovery come spring.
When it comes to turf disease, your course is susceptible to a variety of conditions. While all snow mold is found beneath patches of snow or in areas with prolonged exposure to cool, wet weather with temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, there are key differences between the types of snow mold that might be growing on your course.
Here are some of the different types of snow mold, as well as tips to identify them:
There are a variety of ways to manage and recover from both pink and gray snow mold. Consider the following methods for proper snow mold management:
To protect against snow mold, the best defense is a good offense. That’s why both preventative and curative fungicide applications should be used when treating potential snow mold on turfgrass.
Eagle® 20EW specialty fungicide can also be used specifically for pink snow mold treatment.
By taking a combined approach of preventative turf maintenance and proper fungicide applications, you’ll no longer have to worry about that deceptive blanket of snow — or what’s hiding just beneath its surface.
State restrictions on the sale and use of Eagle 20EW apply. Consult the label before purchase or use for full details. Always read and follow label directions.
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