Tooling up for the fight against disease

With changes in pesticide legislation having an ever-deepening effect, we are starting to see turf managers shift their nutritional and mechanical maintenance programmes.

One such example is golf course manager Graham Wallace, who says: “I made the decision last year to not spray any fungicides, with mixed results. I was hugely thankful that the members and club management understood it could be a challenging time to keep surfaces first-rate.”

To help him produce stronger greens at the Bank House Hotel’s Bransford Golf Club, he has invested in a Graden CSI from Charterhouse Turf Machinery, bought from local dealer Tallis Amos.

Graham explains: “We were lucky enough to borrow a CSI from another course, but last year this was not possible, and we noticed a real difference on how wet the greens were compared to previous years.”

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