This white paper put out by the Virginia Tech Turf Team gives a good explanation of what is happening with the weather right now. The portions on "Shade and Air Movement" and "Traffic Stress" are particularly pertinent to us here at Fieldstone. I feel confident that our programs to eliminate diseases and pests in a preventative manner were successful. Lots of shade, lack of air movement and traffic stress on certain greens are the primary causes of turf stress here at Fieldstone.
Virginia Tech-Summer Stress on Greens
It bears repeating that greens with good sunlight and air movement are in better shape than those without. #3 is a great example of what tree removal and adding a fan does to improve turf health. Next week we will have an electrician price out the cost to add more fans on additional greens. #11 is the one with the highest priority for a fan with several others also needing them.