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What is proactive seeding?
What is proactive seeding?
Posted on 28 January 2022
 Proactive seeding is a process of overseeding seasonally. By overseeding two to four times during the year, UK greenkeepers can increase their percentage of desirable grass species that can withstand disease and extreme conditions.   An alternative to fungicides At Germinal ...
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Spring overseeding: Proactive seeding for better consistency
Spring overseeding: Proactive seeding for better consistency
Posted on 20 January 2022
As the number of available treatments for grasses susceptible to fungal diseases such as Poa annua diminishes, more proactive management of golf course greens is required. One effective management technique is spring overseeding, so let’s consider how it can be used to best advantage. Why ...
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Summer overseeding: Bentgrass can outperform Poa annua
Summer overseeding: Bentgrass can outperform Poa annua
Posted on 20 January 2022
If we purely consider germination, the fact is that if you have a comprehensive, efficient irrigation supply, then the warmer the soil the better. The challenge of summer overseeding is maximising the survival of subsequent seedlings while cutting heights are low and abiotic stress is at its ...
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Cold-seeding: Maximise seedling survival in winter
Cold-seeding: Maximise seedling survival in winter
Posted on 6 January 2020
Cold-seeding is the practice of applying new golf course grass seed to an established sward in the late autumn or early spring when soil temperatures are below those required for immediate germination. Already established in the US as a proven means of maximising the survival rate of new ...
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Golf course grass nutrition
Golf course grass nutrition
Posted on 20 July 2018
Too much fertiliser will tend to stimulate top growth to the detriment of the roots and overfeeding of nitrogen in the autumn period should be avoided as this will only encourage fungal diseases such as Corticium and Fusarium. It is also important to control the levels of phosphate used as this ...
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Grass seed for golf greens
Grass seed for golf greens
Posted on 24 June 2018
High-quality routine maintenance and renovation must be carried out by experienced greenkeeping staff if a course is to be kept in prime condition. Golf grass varieties Plant breeders continue to put greater efforts into the development of new golf grasses and have produced many modern ...
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Tees and fairways
Tees and fairways
Posted on 24 June 2018
Regular scarification and aeration is important, as too is the application of fertiliser during the summer to ensure strong growth during this period. While mowing should be carried out regularly, care should be taken not to cut below about 12 mm, leaving as much cover as possible on the tee to ...
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