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THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE OHIO TURFGRASS FOUNDATION | FALL 2017
OTF members in the spotlight
Prepping your fields for 2018
Diseases: What we learned in 2017
Field Day & Open House recap
In this edition
Fry Straka Global Golf Course Design
Moraine Country Club
DR. JOHN STREET Ohio State University
Director of Education
OHIO TURFGRASS FOUNDATION
Columbus Parks & Rec.
Imm. Past President
Toledo Country Club
Grasshopper Property Maint.
Green Velvet Sod Farms
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USGA officials and the Erin Hills grounds crew prepare for U.S. Open play. Learn more about OTF's connection on page 16.
3 OTF BOARD ROSTER
6 PREPARING ATHLETIC FIELDS
12 2017 FIELD DAY &
OPEN HOUSE RECAP
16 OTF MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
18 THE SUMMER OF 2017
LESSONS LEARNED AND WHERE
DO WE GO FROM HERE
21 FOUNDERS CLUB DONORS
23 REBATE PROGRAM
24 OSU TURF TEAM ROSTER
in this edition
Now is a great time to do a variety of tasks that will prepare athletic fields for 2018. I believe it was Dr. Dave Minner that coined the phrase "putting the field to bed" and it captures perfectly the idea that there are certain maintenance tasks that can be done right now, at the end of the growing season, which will have a tremendous benefit the following spring.
First off, late fall is a good time to carry out soil cultivation. Fields with holes or undulations in high traffic areas need renovating at the end of the playing season. Sandy loam or soil material that matches the rootzone needs to be imported and holes filled it. Ideally the holes should be sodded or covered because soil left bare over winter is prone to run-off and erosion or winter annual weeds. In fall, soils are typically moist but not yet frozen, and so are in prime condition for aeration equipment to move across the field without causing too much surface damage or soil compaction. Aeration equipment opens up the soil surface and allows for gas exchange. In addition, it creates open spaces for seed, fertilizer and topdressing.
Scheduling fall coring into the calendar is often times the most challenging part of the process, especially if fields are used until winter. From an agronomic perspective, coring should be done when the turf is actively growing and the likelihood for environmental stress is low. If I had to quantify the "ideal" period, it would be when the average soil temperature is in the mid 60's. If coring is done when soil temperatures are high there is a risk of injury to the plant. Conversely, waiting until late fall/early winter when temperatures are cool means that turf recovery (ex. filling in the holes) is slow.
On compacted soils, research on loamy sand has shown that hollow tine coring (HTC) decreases the soil bulk density, increases air porosity and hydraulic conductivity. The soil strength is decreased with HTC, which may or may not be a desired characteristic. Solid tine coring (STC) is often a desired practice because it causes less disruption to the turf surface. However, STC is not as effective as HTC with regard to the previously mentioned soil physical properties. HTC decreases the soil bulk density to a greater extent than STC while air porosity is 19 to 21% greater with HTC than STC. Regarding soil macropores, HTC produces a greater percentage of these pores than STC. Hydraulic conductivity is also lower with STC when compared to HTC, while soil strength is greater with STC.
Increased root growth from coring in the fall will likely not be observed until late fall or more likely the following spring. It is important to stagger the depth of coring to break or reduce the potential for the development of a compacted soil pan. Coring and removing the core results in no permanent reduction in thatch (the organic fraction) but the re-incorporation of the cores can help to dilute the thatch layer. In general, coring in combination with other management practices like topdressing will help in thatch management. Coring during the fall potentially increases the opportunity for annual bluegrass invasion. Recently reported findings out of Penn State University have found that the potential for Poa annua invasion is less when solid tines are used versus hollow tines. A possible reason for this is that with hollow tines the soil brought to the surface also brings Poa annua seeds. This may be an advantage for using solid tines over hollow tines at that time of year.
Seeding & Weed Control:
Any seed applied in the late fall (after September) will be considered a “dormant” seed in that it will not germinate until spring 2018. Kentucky bluegrass is an ideal candidate for dormant seeding. Some caution is needed with tall fescue and perennial ryegrass as they may germinate in warm fall weather and then be subsequently killed by frost. Bermudagrass also performs relatively well when dormant seeded. In fact it is better to apply Bermudagrass as a dormant seed that risk doing a late summer seeding and losing the sward to winter injury. A dormant seed typically has a higher mortality rate than a conventional seeding, so 30-50% more seed is needed. The added advantage of a dormant seed is that seed is in place and ready to germinate, which may give the seed a slight competitive edge over aggressive spring weeds like crabgrass and knotweed.
The best time to control perennial broadleaf weeds like dandelion is in the fall, when the plants are storing energy reserves in roots and rhizomes. Herbicides applied at that time are transported downward, killing underground structures as well as the top growth. Warm-season weeds like crabgrass will die at the end of October and may cause problems during the fall renovation if they are too thick, so killing them prior to fall renovations would help. It would also be helpful to have a pre-emergent herbicide ready for late winter (end of Feb-early March) to prevent weeds that emerge first, namely prostrate knotweed and annual bluegrass. Another use for pre-emergent herbicides is on baseball skins. Applied in the late fall, preemergent herbicides should help prevent winter weeds on skinned areas until the field manager can start dragging in the spring.
Fertilizers in the Fall:
Fields that are still being used until mid-winter are typically fertilized in October and then again in November. The November fertilizer application is referred to as “late-season fertilizer” (LSF) and is made when the grass is still green but top growth has stopped. In other words, the application is made directly after the last mow of the season. The nitrogen source for LSF is 100% quick-release, so that it is rapidly taken up the turf plant. A suitable material (and economically the best) is Urea 46-0-0. Field managers that have conducted soil tests and have deficiencies in P & K may look for a blended quick-release fertilizer source that also contains P & K, otherwise 46-0-0 is sufficient. The rate for LSF is 1 lbs. N/1,000 sq.ft. Field managers with sandy soils should apply lower rates, to prevent nitrogen from leaching through the sand profile.
The benefits of LSF are well documented and include: better fall and winter color; earlier spring green-up; increased shoot density; improved fall, winter, and spring root growth; and enhanced storage of energy reserves within the turf plant. In particular, signs of spring green-up have been shown to occur two to six weeks earlier if the turf has been fertilized during the previous fall. Most importantly, the enhanced rate of spring greening is realized without stimulating excessive shoot growth that accompanies the early spring nitrogen applications called for in most turf fertility programs. Ohio State University research found that the spring color of late-season-fertilized turf remained quite good until late May or early June, when the effects of nitrogen applied the previous fall began to “wear off ”. It has been claimed that late-season fertilization reduces turfgrass cold hardiness and may increase the risk of winter damage by the snow mold diseases, however research has reported that late-season nitrogen applications causes neither problems. Observations over two winters at Ohio State University detected no damage caused by either disease or cold injury. However, both types of injury potentially can occur when high nitrogen rates are used and/or applications are not timed properly resulting in excessive growth going into the late fall or winter.
The final step in "putting the field to bed" is to cover the aeration holes, seed and LSF with topdressing sand. Topdressing sand offers numerous benefits: (1) Most importantly, it fills in undulations and smoothes out playing surfaces. This is paramount for the safety and performance of athletes, (2) sand is a granular material that can improve finer textured soils by increasing the macroporosity (large air spaces). Increased macroporosity in turn increases drainage rates and helps to promote deeper root systems, nutrient uptake, and gas exchange (3) the topdressing material acts as a cover to conserve moisture and protect the crowns of the turf plant, which is particularly important for Bermudagrass. These aforementioned tasks (aeration, seeding, weed control, fertilizer and topdressing), done together, have a much better effect on turf health than when done on their own. These tasks are particularly important on those fields that host early spring sports.
Lastly, field managers looking for early spring green-up in 2018 might consider applications of trinexapac-ethyl, starting in the fall. Trinexapac-ethyl (TE) is a growth regulator that suppresses top growth by ~50%, so mowings can be reduced during fall when the grass is growing quickly. Considerable research with TE has shown that besides growth suppression TE provides: (1) wear and stress tolerance, (2) better color and density, (3)extending the life of painted lines and logos, (4) improved turf performance in shade, and (5) quicker spring green-up. Our research at The Ohio State University over the last five years suggests that TE does not adversely affect wear tolerance, recuperative potential or over-seeding and sodding practices with regard to sports field management.
More and more sports turf managers are using TE as a standard part of their turf management program. Rates are typically lower than label rate, applied more frequently. In a recent survey of sports turf managers in the United States, typical rates were anything from 0.1 to 0.5 fl.oz every two weeks, depending on grass species. One of the main advantages to using TE is the spring green-up, which is especially important for early spring games like baseball, soccer and lacrosse. In our studies, applications of TE were made on Kentucky bluegrass turf at two rates - 0.25 and 0.5 fl.oz every two weeks between mid-May and mid-September. The last application in each year was made on September 19, 2007 and September 26, 2008 in Columbus Ohio. In both 2008 and 2009, spring green-up was significantly quicker and the turf density and color were significantly improved. Sports turf managers that would like to enhance much quicker spring green-up in 2018 should be making applications of TE now, every two weeks, until the turf stops growing. If fields are not being used this fall, the higher rate might be suggested. If fields are being used, lower rate would be recommended.
In addition to using plant growth regulators for extending fall color and promoting spring green-up, growth covers or blankets can offer many advantages to field managers:
* Significantly quicker spring green-up. Temperatures under the cover can be 6-10 degrees warmer than ambient air, so turf growth is 2-4 weeks quicker than on non-covered turf.
* Extended fall color - this is particularly important for late fall sports and warm-season grass fields
* Speeds up seedling germination & establishment
* Holds seed in place and prevents erosion during a rain event
* Having the field covered discourages people from playing on them while they are being renovated
If the cost is too restrictive for a blanket that covers the whole field, smaller pieces of blanket can be used to cover high trafficked areas, such as goal mouths and sidelines. Just be aware that covered areas will be a darker green color than the rest of the field in the early spring. Also, beware of snow mold. If you are going to use the grow cover during the winter to protect the turf and speed up growth in the spring, it is very important to put down a snow mold fungicide, or a good all-purpose fungicide, to prevent any outbreaks under the covers.
PREPARING ATHLETIC FIELDS FOR 2018
Solid tine coring: less disruption to the playing surface and less potential for bringing weed seeds to the surface than hollow coring, but not as effective at improving bulk density and air-filled porosity.
Pamela Sherratt, John Street Ph. D., Karl Danneberger Ph. D., and David Gardner, Ph. D.
Effects of trinexapac-ethyl (TE) on spring green-up on Kentucky bluegrass turf. TE was applied the previous fall and resulted in faster spring green-up (without the flush of growth) the following spring.
Growth blankets and covers offer many benefits: seed establishment, preventing soil erosion, extending fall color and spring green-up.
To all that missed the 2017 OTF and OSU Field day, I’m sorry. The event this year had a little bit different look and feel, with all the same great interactions and activities. Field day 2017, was held in the afternoon under the tents out on the research greens! Nothing like getting up close and personal with the turf that we know and love.
The afternoon started with opening remarks from OTF and the Turf Team. Each member of the turf team brought attendees up to speed with what they have been working on and what to watch for during the remainder of the growing season. Hot topics included weed control options, seeding for the fall, fungicide evaluations, and what the BugDoc is forecasting for grubs.
Field day is personally, my favorite event of the year when it comes to turfgrass education. OTF and the OSU turf team host many great events throughout the year, but this one brings it all home. As someone who has worked on the supply side of things for a few years now, it always amazes me how many products are on the market that claim to accomplish similar goals. Whether its disease control, seedling establishment, weed control, you name it. But when someone walks into my office and asks for example, for a product to control crabgrass, I can point to the shelf and show them a dozen products that will “control crabgrass”. This can often become confusing as to which active ingredient, or brand name does what, and what time of the year, etc etc. I LOVE FIELD DAY BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY PLACE I CAN SEE ALL 12 PRODUCTS LINED UP NEXT TO EACH OTHER, AND SEE WHICH PRODUCTS ACTUALLY ARE DOING THE JOB!!! We can look at pictures, or take salesman’s word for it, but here at the field day is where you can make the decision for yourself.
With weed control, Dr. Dave Gardner had a few different studies to show differences of these many crabgrass control products, broadleaf weed control products, and pre emergent herbicide options. The studies showed some great real world examples based on different application methods being a lawn gun, z-spray, or conventional sprayer. Taking the science to the real world is always beneficial. Dr. Gardner also had some of those mysterious “numbered compounds” in some of the trials. We know that is always a good sign as it might, just might mean we will have some new options coming to market in the future.
The stars of Turf Tips, Todd Hicks and Joe Rimelspach were present to show off some different solutions for different disease issues. One great study that they had to show, gave a great look at the benefits of fertilizer with fungicide to help turf recover while slowing down disease pressure. Is this earth shattering new research? No, but its a GREAT reminder to the benefits of a good fertility program. It always amazes me how the $50/acre application of fertilizer compares to a $500/acre application of fungicide. In our budget concious world, sometimes the easy savings are right back at the fundamentals.
The BugDoc, Dr. Dave Shetlar, was back to field day in person to give us an update on his “retirement” and what to expect for the upcoming grub season. It’s going to be late and it’s going to be heavy was the over arching message. Be on the lookout and have your curative products ready.
Pam Sherratt and Bri Schneider had a very in depth study trying to find that magical formula for a spring seeding on sports turf. As many sports turf managers know, they can’t always seed during our fall window due to field usage, so looking for new options in the spring is a must. Pam had some success using some newer varieties of seed, fertilizer with mesotrione, and tall fescues. They are going to repeat the study as a fall seeding to compare the differences. There’s no beating around the bush on this one though, crabgrass pressure was hard this year, so seeding in the spring is still a challenge.
Additionally, Drs. Danneberger, Nangle and Raudenbush provided updates and demonstrations on some of the latest in spray applications, cultural practices, pigments and other advancements.
After the education walk about was concluded, everybody came back together on the research greens to meet with the many vendors on hand, enjoy an adult beverage, and network with their peers. The networking aspect of the turfgrass industry is second to none, and can prove almost as vital to a good career as the knowledge presented by the Turf Team. The next generation of turfgrass professionals both from ATI and the Columbus programs were on hand to orchestrate a putting competition for the evening reception.
The weather held out for us and the event went off flawlessly. Thank you to all of the vendors, speakers, students, and attendees for making the 2017 Field day an outstanding event!
Written by Andrew Muntz
FIELD DAY 2017 - RECAP
The 2017 Field Day and Open House offered turfgrass managers, vendor representatives and turf team members an opportunity to network and discuss the latest in products, practices and more.
OSU Turf Club president, Amy Wilber, provided attendees an update on club activities.
(Below) Turf team members provided attendees with updates on their activities, suggestions for current turfgrass issues and ways that professionals can help support the OSU and OSU ATI programs.
(Above) Turfgrass students hosted a putting contest and intereacted with attendees...a great opportunity for attendees to meet potential interns and employees!
(Photo credit: Pam Sherratt)
In pursuit of golf’s most challenging major championship, Canadian Adam Hadwin stepped into a bunker on the 15th hole in preparation for the 2017 U.S. Open. Erin Hills already had a reputation for be punishing to those who strayed offline. Unforgiving drops and fine sand captured balls and tormented players.
Hadwin dug in and lashed at the ball to escape the hazard. He looked up, then looked down. The ball was still there. He would attempt the shot again. And again. It was four times in all before he was able to escape. In the midst of this early-week battle with golf’s latest major championship host, an interested observer appeared to ask a question.
“Do you think that bunker is fair?” he asked.
Hadwin thought for a second, measured his remark and replied, “If that would’ve been a water hazard, I would have had no opinion about it. But the fact that is sand somehow gives me a right to have an opinion. You know what, that was a very fair hazard.”
The man seeking the answer: Dr. Mike Hurdzan
As one of the three original designers of Erin Hills, along with Dana Fry and Ron Whitten, Hurdzan was a celebrity for the week of the U.S. Open, fielding praise and even signing autographs in celebration of his first major venue. It was a life-changing week.
“For me, who’s been around this business for 60 years, it was a validation of the trust and confidence past clients have put into us,” Hurdzan said. It was a whirlwind week for those who were tasked with creating the latest U.S. Open venue. For nine days, Hurdzan and his son/business partner, Dr. Chris Hurdzan,, who run Hurdzan Golf together, joined their architectural peers to reap the rewards of the international attention.
“Having a course that has hosted our national championship is a verification of talent, experience and expertise,” said Jason Straka, business partner with Dana Fry. “It is a big feather in your cap that what you do is really good.”
That verification came with some incredible professional responsibility. The U.S. Open is more than a national championship for golf. It is an event that exceeds the boundaries of imagination when it comes to hospitality and networking.
Straka estimates that he slept only two to four hours each night. With friends, family and clients arriving in Wisconsin from all corners of the globe, the opportunity to use U.S. Open week as a springboard was essential. Logistically, days were filled with catering, housekeeping (Fry/Straka rented a house near the property), shuttle schedules, meetings and receptions. It was necessary work for all involved to capitalize on the exposure.
“It’s one of those moments where you have faith in humanity again,” Straka reflected. “There are people who care about you personally as well as professionally. That was probably the best feeling I had about the entire event.”
It was easy for all involved to be removed from the actual golf tournament, but each found a moment to take a deep breath. Straka was able to finally get his wife, Heather, to the golf course prior to the final round. With the pressure of week-long planning mostly behind them, there was a solitary moment to soak it all in.
Mike Hurdzan had a favorite hill between the 12th and 13th holes where he could see four holes and the full vibrancy of the canvas he had helped paint. The view was as overwhelming as it was fulfilling. While he reflected, however, his son Chris was often in the USGA hospitality tent, where the best view was that of the future. The Hurdzans estimate that 99 percent of the week was spent marketing Erin Hills as a future business opportunity. The feedback was great and the golf produced a great show. Business should be booming.
“Hurdzan doesn’t look back,” Chris Hurdzan said. “We looked at it as a credential. I called it the Nobel Prize of golf architecture. It says more about you than you could ever say about yourself.”
Fry/Straka, likewise, could see huge international gains with this type of exposure, so maximizing the week was the only option. Before it had barely gotten started, their U.S. Open week began with a toast on the 18th green. They had arrived. The celebration won’t end for a while.
Dr. Mike Hurdzan (left) and Jason Straka (right) at Erin Hills, site of the 2017 U.S. Open.
Written by Will Haskett
OTF MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Dollar spot in perennial ryegrass.
T.E. Hicks and J.W. Rimelspach, The Ohio State University
THE SUMMER OF 2017
WOW! Where has this summer gone? For the Turf Pathology guys, the summer has been flying along at a fast pace. For you folks trying to manage turfgrass this summer may seem to be never ending! This year’s story really begins back at the end of fall 2016. Most turf was put to bed for the winter not in the shape we would normally have had it in. This was followed by 1 true month on winter.
So our turf was awake too early using up any inputs from last fall. This was followed by an earlier than normal warm temperature in April. So to sum up, we had a bad year in 2016, turf went to bed weak, turf didn’t get its normal “down” time from the winter that never came, and we warmed up way too early in 2017. This was all followed by heavy rains and a weather pattern of 4-7 days of heat followed 2-4 days of cooler weather.
Now that we have relived that hot mess together, here is what we saw this year.
Most of our diseases were a month earlier than normal and once established they became long term problems. Dollar spot pressure has varied but never ceased this summer, especially on high cut turf and more severe on lawns than we have experienced in many years.
Pythium and brown patch have attacked areas most thought “safe” from these problems. Leaf spot has been more severe this year and extended into summer later than we have ever witnessed.
There have been confirmed cases of nematode damage to select greens on golf courses in Central, Northeast and Northwest Ohio.
Late in the summer, there have been numerous cases of Poa trivialis collapse in lawns, golf course fairways and athletic fields. All these things are not new to most of our readers out there, so what does this mean and how do we proceed from here?
The first lesson is you all should be pretty proud of keeping any grass alive the past 2 years! It’s not been a struggle, it’s more of a war!
We also learned that tracking day and night temps are good indicators of predicting disease, but the big one to track is humidity. Humidity can sway our temperature parameters for disease tremendously…… a hard lesson we learned this year.
A second lesson involves spray equipment. When we expect our vehicles to never have problems just because we put gas in the tank we tend to have a rude awakening. The same analogy can be used with our spray equipment. Just because the right product is in the tank doesn’t mean our problems are solved. The spray unit must be in working order. We should be using the right nozzles and they should be replaced on a set schedule.
We recommend spraying at 2 gallons /1000 sq. ft. for greens and tees, and at least 1.5 gallons /1000 sq. ft. for fairways. I know that last bit of advice is sometimes a hard one to swallow given time to make the applications and/or the amount of help we have to do the work. If you don’t follow this advice, what has ended up happening is you need to go back out to spray again because your results are not up to your expectations of the product. You have now taken twice the amount of time to do the job and used twice the amount of product to get the job done.
The third lesson has to do with making proper fills in the sprayer. We continue to hear about improper fills and problems encountered. These include things like too many products being combined in the tank. The miscalculation of how much of a product to fill the sprayer. Watch where you put the decimal point in doing the math. When the decimal is off one place, you end up with grossly over or under rate of a product.
Then there is the case of using the amount of product for one acre and then applying it to 1000 sq. ft. Do not make assumptions! Make sure you are using the correct product. Always read the label and follow recommended rates, timing, procedures and environmental & safety guidelines.
The last lesson is for this upcoming fall. Just because we got away with a cooler than usual August doesn’t mean September can’t become the new “survival” month. We have been experiencing hot and dry falls over the last couple of years and a lot of courses have switched gears where September is a busy month.
The key here is to not get to excited and over think things. Don’t overdo it on the agronomic practices. Pay attention to the weather as we may still get some nasty stuff. Don’t let up on disease control yet, it’s still there waiting for a break in the weather or your spray protection.
Remember, just because you did it last year doesn’t mean you should or can do it this year.
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Thanks to your use of Sunbelt Rentals for your special equipment needs in 2016, OTF received a contribution of nearly $14,000 to support our mission! Funds are being utilized to advance current and developing programs which ultimately benefit you, the OTF member.
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