Ken Williams on course conditions, wildlife updates and projects
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Fairway & Rough Fertilizer Spraying
We're spraying liquid fertilizer on the fairways and roughs this week. It is a mixture of urea nitrogen and ferrous sulfate. This is a foliar feeding of the turf in preparation for the US Intercollegiate event coming in two weeks. This light feeding helps the turf, but has little potential to run-off if we do happen to get rainfall.
A soap foam marker is used to mark the edge of the spray pattern. You may see little clumps of foam dotting the fairways. The foam marks stay visible for about 30 minutes, then quickly disappear.