June 2023

I don’t think I’ve experienced a start of the year like this. It seemed like we went from winter with a later-than-normal opening to full-bore summer. May was one of the warmest in history and I think we’ve had more humidity so far this year than ever. At Riverside we’ve made 2 applications of fungicide to combat summer stresses already and it’s not July yet. As well, in late May/June we saw a flush of growth that I’ve never seen before.

For the most part, courses are in overall good condition throughout the province, although there was ice damage in the Swift Current area.  In Saskatoon, it seems any place where we had winter/spring issues it is taking its time in healing.

The Summer Equipment Day was very well received by the 35 people that attended and anyone who took advantage of the golf option was rewarded by the course and conditions that Glenn provided. Thanks go out to Marco and Kim for organizing and the Humboldt Golf Club’s Cory, Glenn and staff for their hard work.

Please make plans to attend the Don Campbell Research Tournament coming on August 23-24 at Golf Kenosee and White Bear, which are two of the top golf courses in the province. Kelvin VanWinkoop and Larry Palmer always have their courses in top condition so don’t miss out. And register early so we can plan our numbers.

Next week we are having a board meeting to finalize plans for the Fall WindUp and we will have more info to come in the next newsletter.

The STA clothing order of hoodies and hats with the new STA logo have arrived.  Our corporate sales people have the orders with them and will be ensuring delivery to everyone who ordered.  They turned out great!  Keep you eye out for them on our members.

Hopefully everyone is enjoying a great summer and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone soon. We are all extremely busy this time of year so make sure to set aside some time for yourself to avoid burn out, and remember that the days are getting shorter and approximately 100 days to close-up!

-  Doug

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  • Saskatchewan's Turfgrass Association, founded in 1979, is a non-profit organization. The S.T.A. was organized by a group of Turfgrass Professionals which has grown to include people from Parks, Golf Courses, Sod Growers, Cities and Commercial Companies.