|Chalky residue from Tupersan application|
|Slot created from edger|
At the start of spring, when the collars begin to green up, we use two popular methods to prevent this encroachment from occurring. First, we spray a pre-emergent product called Tupersan. This herbicide has the ability to prevent the Bermudagrass from rooting into the green with no negative effects to the underlying Bentgrass. Doug, our chemical technician, applies this product along the edge of the green every 4 weeks throughout the growing season. The second method we use is weekly edging of the green. A walk-behind edger is used to cut down approximately two inches into the soil to sever the Bermudagrass stolons that are creeping into the greens edge. This weekly process will continue until the Bermudagrass goes dormant again this fall.