December 8, 2012
I posted some pictures from Derek Settle a few days ago about early snow mold developing because of the unusual weather conditions. This seems to be a growing problem. Many superintendents put down covers at the usual time in November and then found that the unusually warm weather is resulting in pink snow mold way earlier than they are used to seeing it.
Here are some pictures from this week from my son Tim at Makray in Chicago. They covered some newly seeded bentgrass tees to bring them in quickly. This pink snow mold is on the mature bent surrounding the tees that was under the cover.
He rolled the covers back yesterday and put on a snow mold treatment.