Golf Course Curse?

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by yousatonmycactus, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. yousatonmycactus

    yousatonmycactus Active Member

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    What happened here?
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Someone put herbicide in the irrigation water??
     
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    Likely a warm season grass used on the fairways. Perhaps Bermudagrass? With the atypical frost/freeze seen this past winter, the grass went dormant which one wouldn't normally see in SoCal (but common in the Southeast).

    Simon
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Or dormant Zoysia. It could also be scalped.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The old chap didn't hit the ball anything like far enough to reach the green

    ;-))
     
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    All excellent answers, however, this was a management decision. Michael is on the right track.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They meant to use a broadleaf weed killer, but used a grass killer by mistake.
     
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    jimweed Active Member 10 Years

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    Spread sand?
     
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    Too many people have hit too many bunkers too hard :-]
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The management let the military carry out a nuclear weapons training exercise? :o)

    Nice Pinus pinea at the right of the new photo
     
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    The lines in the second photo seem to indicate a ground application of something but I have no idea what.
     
  12. yousatonmycactus

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    Excellent observations and deductions.

    Both the Buena Golf Course and the Olivas Golf Course were sprayed with glyphosate in preparation for renovation. The courses are bordered to the south by the Santa Clara River. Google Earth shows the Buena Golf Course after the applications. Both courses are on Olivas Park Drive in Ventura, California. The course on the other side of the river is the River Ridge Golf Course in Oxnard, California.
     
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    The spray contractor should look for another line of work. The skips and crossovers! Pathetic.

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