2014-2015 Snow Mold Fungicide Research Reports

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Below you will find the 2015 Snow Mold Fungicide Research Reports from the University of Wisconsin completed during the winter of 2014-2015. Research trials were held at 6 sites across the Midwest – Nakoma CC in Madison, WI, Wausau CC in Wausau, WI, Marquette CC in Marquette, MI, Silver Bay CC in Silver Bay, MN, The Legacy at Craguns Resort in Brainerd, MN, and Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata, MN:

Madison, WI Report Photo Index
Wausau, WI Report Photo Index
Marquette, MI Report Photo Index
Silver Bay, MN Report Photo Index
Craguns Report Photo Index
Snow Scald Report Photo Index

Speckled snow mold was severe at Marquette CC and pink snow mold was severe at Wausau CC, though disease was generally very low or absent at the remaining 4 sites. Pictures of each treatment at each site are also included, which are property of the University of Wisconsin and not available for marketing purposes without prior consent.  For optimal viewing of pictures on your smart phone please turn the phone horizontally.

Special thanks to the following superintendents for hosting our snow mold research this past winter: Mike Lemke at Nakoma Country Club, Randy Slavik at Wausau CC, Craig Moore at Marquette CC, Norma O’Leary at Silver Bay CC, Matt McKinnon at Craguns Resort, and Tim Johnson at Spring Hill GC. The results presented here would not be possible without their support.

Additional thanks go to the companies that sponsored research in the reports presented here; Amega, AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, FMC, Nufarm, Quali Pro, Syngenta, and Winfield Solutions. Thank you for your support of Wisconsin turfgrass research.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have regarding this research.

Paul Koch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison