June 22, 2012

Here is a post from our new turf research specialist at the turf research area, Dan Strey.  He recently took Marcus Jone's place when Marcus took a job in industry.

Dan Strey

June 20, 2012

As newer turf products begin to hit the market, superintendents begin to have certain questions.  Ever since Civitas has reached the Iowa marketplace, we have been asked numerous questions regarding the product. One of which was if there are signs of tracking after application.

This week, we designed a demonstration that would determine just that.  The Civitas Fungicide was applied at a rate of 8oz. per 1,000 ft² and the Civitas Harmonizer at 0.5oz. per 1,000 ft².  It was then applied to bentgrass maintained at green height. There were five test plots that each measured 25 ft². Each plot was then walked across, using white paper towels to indicate tracking, every half hour. Three golf balls were rolled through each plot as well.

It was only a half hour after the application that we found no evidence of tracking. Hopefully, this helps some of you out there. 




Nick Christians Professor

Nick Christians, Ph.D. – University professor of turfgrass management, Iowa State University, Department of Horticulture, Ames, IA, and adjunct faculty, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Dr. Christians received his B.S. from the Colorado State University ...