May 2024

Compared to 2023, this May has been on average 5º cooler in the day time and 3º cooler night time temperatures. On the bright side, we almost doubled the precipitation from last May. The cooler weather has slowed down the spring recovery process for the courses with winter damage. Soil temperatures are just reaching the minimum temperatures for germination, but over the next few weeks things should really take off.

At Riverside, all of our damage is with the Poa on greens and fairways. The Bentgrass and Bluegrass are fine but you can sure see how much Poa we have.

Only two weeks to the Summer Field Day at the Lynbrook Golf Club, hosted by long time superintendent Owen Mohart. Owen always has the course in top condition. It will be a great event with a seminar on “The Art of Application” with Matthew Legg of Syngenta worth 2 CEC’s, followed by 18 holes of golf.

So please sign up asap so we can nail down numbers for food and golf.

I’m really looking forward to August 22 for the Don Campbell Research Tournament at Cooke Municipal Golf Club. It is one of the top courses in the province and also one of my dad’s favourite golf courses. The tournament will probably be full, so sign up early to avoid disappointment and help us with planning.

It looks like warmer weather is just around the corner and summer is arriving soon (I hope). Looking forward to seeing everyone in Moose Jaw!


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About the STA

  • 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.