Monday, August 29, 2011

The Masked Menaces are Back

It is that time of year again when we begin to see the racoons and even pigs going after the grubs.  We will typically see the damage in the rough because we spray a preventative insecticide in the fairways.  Five years ago we only had to spray maybe 6 fairways for grubs.  Due to adaptation, we will most likely be spraying all of the fairways next year. The 9th fairway of the Mountain is a perfect example of a fairway that will need to be treated.  The quality of the 9th fairway on the Mountain course has been less than stellar this year due to the grubs chewing up the roots. Those roots will come back this winter, but to get them back in the middle of the summer is a tough task. The damage shown here in the picture is about 50 yards before the 6th green of the Lake course.