|Written by Jerry Richard|
|Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:44|
I get asked often about weed treatment products and their effectiveness. How good a product works at killing weeds has almost as much to do with the quality and timing of the application as does the product itself. Since the Ontario pesticide ban, homeowners cannot use Schedule 9 pesticides and so they are relegated to using alternative products and hand weeding. On the golf course we can still apply schedule 9 herbicides, luckily for the industry, and they are most effective when used properly. I just finished treating most of the rough with 6 large tanks of herbicide mix. This year I specifically targeted clover so that I ould narrow the product amount specific to that particular weed. I noticed that clover populations are going down each year as we adjust spray rates to get better results. Weather is key when applying these products as ideal conditions include low wind and no rain.
...We are trying to employ a nice sharp edge around are bunkers, which is easy to do on the new bunker on #14...