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by Pway
September 14th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results
Replies: 20
Views: 318

Re: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results

My lawn is in its worst shape in the 30years I’ve been here. July and early August were very hot and humid with almost no cool down at nights. Despite irrigation, three preventative fungicide applications (seemingly not enough) and mowing at 3.5 inches, I got some drought stress and fungus. On top o...
by Pway
September 9th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is this the correct plan for killing bentgrass with tenacity?
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: Is this the correct plan for killing bentgrass with tenacity?

I recently completed three applications at the 4 oz rate about a week apart. Plenty of whitening of the bent for sure. I raked the areas, seeded, and top dressed with peat moss. I’m pretty sure I didn’t kill it all, unfortunately. As I’ve been watering some of it seems to be coming back. In retrospe...
by Pway
September 7th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 207
Views: 6775

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Yesterday I overseeded spots totaling about 4000 sq ft. I know I’m a bit late but was up in Vermont last week and didn’t have enough seed to do it earlier (spring is the time to obtain seed, as many here state). I was able to get 25 lbs of Gold Tag Bewitched at a decent price. I used some about 6 lb...
by Pway
September 6th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Disease EX Application?
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Disease EX Application?

Ira e both Heritage and Diseaseex. Diseaseex has both a preventative and higher curative rate on the label. If you applied it at a higher rate than preventative wouldn’t that provide more AI and a stronger application? Aren’t we more concerned with the AI and it’s amount than a brand name or label?...
by Pway
September 6th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Disease EX Application?
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Disease EX Application?

Ira e both Heritage and Diseaseex. Diseaseex has both a preventative and higher curative rate on the label. If you applied it at a higher rate than preventative wouldn’t that provide more AI and a stronger application? Aren’t we more concerned with the AI and it’s amount than a brand name or label? ...
by Pway
September 5th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Disease EX Application?
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Disease EX Application?

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/PPA/PPA1/PPA1.pdf

According to this study by Rutgers, Wisconsin and Kentucky, azoxystrobin is effective against pythium.
by Pway
September 4th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Disease EX Application?
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Disease EX Application?

I need to drop some Disease EX ASAP (Pythium). My grass is wet from showers last night. Is it OK to apply it today on damp lawn and water it in right away? It really doesn't say on the directions. (Dry or wet lawn) Would it hinder the efficacy of it? Also , would it be OK to fertilize this weekend ...
by Pway
September 2nd, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)
Replies: 24
Views: 1338

Re: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)

Just want to provide a quick update on the use of Poacure at the golf course I belong to. The area that the grounds super used it on (a fairly long par four fairway and rough) is pristine and no reemergence of Poa Trivialis. The guy, and I, are really impressed.
by Pway
September 1st, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How to get rid of wide blade (pasture?) fescue
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: How to get rid of wide blade (pasture?) fescue

Many thanks Morpheus! I’ll do a follow up post on my progress. I think it was probably bird poop or deer poop (they stopped hunting here in the early ‘70s and deer have overrun things.) thanks again!
by Pway
September 1st, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: How to get rid of wide blade (pasture?) fescue
Replies: 2
Views: 110

How to get rid of wide blade (pasture?) fescue

I have no idea how I got at least a couple dozen clumps of fescue (not TTTF, a wide blade pAsture fescue). I have a feeling that getting rid of it means glyphosate or digging it up. Any selective herbicides for this? if I have to dig it out, how deep should I dig? I think I’ve read the roots go deep...
by Pway
August 25th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question re hydrating peat moss
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Question re hydrating peat moss

andy10917 wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 3:18 pm
No, it doesn't suck up moisture from the seeds. It is often hydrophobic (repels water) at first. A nice slow, gentle watering the first time gets it out of the way, never to return. It's so simple as to almost not remembered sometimes.
Many thanks Andy!
by Pway
August 25th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Question re hydrating peat moss
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Question re hydrating peat moss

I remember reading a post (I think from Andy) about hydrating peat moss the first time after using it as a top dress over new seed. I seem to remember the importance of getting it saturated the first watering so it would stay damp and help retain moisture; while failing to do so would actually suck ...
by Pway
August 25th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: First overseeding plan
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: First overseeding plan

I generally put down about 1/8 of an inch of peat moss on time of the seed. I believe the peat moss, once down, needs be be hydrated so your first watering will e more than subsequent watering, in my opinion. Overseeding the same grass types, as you are doing, is a lot easier than trying to o traduc...
by Pway
August 24th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Timing of late summer preemergent spray for Poa annua
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Timing of late summer preemergent spray for Poa annua

I actually go with one app of Prodiamine (not what you're necessarily interested in, but hear on)...however, I drop in late August before temperatures fully drop into annua sprouting season. My application is already down and watered in as of today (we just got our promised thunderstorm as temperat...
by Pway
August 24th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Timing of late summer preemergent spray for Poa annua
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Timing of late summer preemergent spray for Poa annua

Looking at my notes, I’ve consistently done my Dithiopyr late summer spray the first week of September. I think this has worked fairly well but I still do get some annual blue grass in the spring. I have two areas (front and back near the house) that get a lot of shade. A couple years ago I sprayed ...
by Pway
August 22nd, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: First Large Lawn
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: First Large Lawn

I have a bit more than an acre. I have a JD lawn tractor but I most often cut with a 30” Exmark that I like much better. I can cut the lawn in under 90 minutes with either mower, the lawn tractor may be slightly quicker (larger deck). I use a Scott’s EdgeGaurd for dry fertilizer and DieseaseEx. I us...
by Pway
August 16th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 207
Views: 6775

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Rain today. Yesterday did first Milo Drop in the back lawn since June. Also sprayed some bent grass and nimblewill with Mesotrione.
by Pway
August 13th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: My spring PreM should be 'expiring', is it ok to seed a little early?
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: My spring PreM should be 'expiring', is it ok to seed a little early?

In my experience, Dimension at the .37 per 1000 sq ft rate diminishes at about four months. I don’t think it’s an “all or nothing” situation or the switch just goes on, rather it’s kind of gradual. My guess is you might get a bit less germination but if it were me and the timing was good for me, I’d...
by Pway
August 13th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Overseeding area impacted by fungus
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Overseeding area impacted by fungus

Did the grass actually die or did the blades just go brown? You can treat areas with fungus with no issues even on an overseed. Thank you for the guidance regarding no issues with an overseed. I believe that some spots hD grass actually die as there was some black and greasy matter at the roots (py...
by Pway
August 13th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Overseeding area impacted by fungus
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Overseeding area impacted by fungus

Did the grass actually die or did the blades just go brown? You can treat areas with fungus with no issues even on an overseed. Thank you for the guidance regarding no issues with an overseed. I believe that some spots hD grass actually die as there was some black and greasy matter at the roots (py...