Attacks Against The Golf Industry – The Confessions Of An Activist-Superintendent – Failure To Provide Paying Golf-Customers With High-Quality Playing Conditions & Aesthetics – 2018 12 02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 2nd, 2018

 

Turf Hacker Blog

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

Original Reference 

 

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 12 02 — Worst Disease Ever — The Circle Of Decline — NORAHG RESPONSE

 

 

 

 

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COMMENTARY

 

Overview

 

 

Turf Hacker is employed as a golf course superintendent, when, in fact, he is an « activist-superintendent ». 

 

He chooses to ignore main-stream turf maintenance practices that are overwhelming science-based, time-tested, correct, and disciplined. 

 

Instead, he favours the failed, unproven, incorrect, and undisciplined doctrines that DO NOT WORK. 

 

They merely provide inferior results, and become distractions from the objective of providing paying golf-customers with high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics. 

 

By his own admissions ( confessions ) in his blog, he repeatedly and profusely admits that the adoption of these doctrines have led to DISMAL FAILURES. 

 

Inevitably, the adoption of these doctrines WILL lead to dead grass and useless playing surfaces. 

 

Turf Hacker has described himself as a « sick bastжrd like me who likes to see the poa die »    well, he got his wish    would the golf-customers who pay his salary agree with him ?!?!   

 

His doctrines may be considered as an ATTACK against the Golf Industry. 

 

It comes as no surprise that, in his blog, Turf Hacker describes his putting green issues with statements like    

 

   « Chronically Sick »

 

   « Stuck In The Circle Of Decline »

 

   « Constant Struggle Every Year »

 

   « Constantly Trying To Die »

 

   « Disease Absolutely Exploded »

 

   « Disease More Prevalent »

 

   « Failures »

 

   « Highly Susceptible Grass »

 

   « Keeping Green On Life Support »

 

   « Problem Green »

 

   « Suffered Almost Constant Damage »

 

   « War Zone »

 

   « Worst Disease Ever »

 

   « Worst Playing Conditions »

 

The blog that contained these statements was sanitized ( i.e. deleted ) by Turf Blogger on December 10th, 2018;  fortunately, this blog was captured.  See link below.

Blog Sanitized By Turf Hacker

When adopting incorrect maintenance doctrines that DO NOT WORK, observers question any « activist-superintendent’s » ability and competence to provide what paying golf-customers demand    high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics. 

 

They reject correct and disciplined turf maintenance practices. 

 

They allow themselves to become distracted with failed, unproven, incorrect, and undisciplined doctrines that DO NOT WORK, such as         Go Brown      Fertilizer Reduction      Integrated Pest Management Practices ( IPM )      Micah’s MLSN Cheat Sheet      Minimal Levels For Nutrition      Organic Maintenance      Pace Turf’s Climate Appraisal      Self-Imposing Prohibitions Against Pesticides      Spot Spraying      Switching To Green Alternatives      Zero Cultivation. 

 

Not surprisingly, they also conspire to impose reckless and arbitrary prohibition against conventional pest control products and fertilizers. 

 

Many observers believe that « activist-superintendents » represent the greatest threats to the Golf Industry today. 

 

For more information, please read the segments below. 

 

 

 

Explore the following links 

 

 

Activist-Superintendents On The Sunshine Coast

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/03/09/lying-sacks-of-cr%d0%b6p-who-betray-the-golf-industry-lunat%d0%b6c-activist-superintendents-managers-on-the-sunshine-coast-in-british-columbia-2018-02-22/

 

 

Activist-Superintendents In The District Of Saanich

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/02/20/municipal-prohibition-failures-in-saanich-politically-correct-rubbish-multiple-false-pretexts-inconsistent-unfair-exception-statuses-2018-02-20/

 

 

The Entire Media Library Of Attacks Against The Golf Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/attacks-against-the-golf-industry/

 

 

 

Explore the following Turf Hacker blogs   

 

 

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 03 02 — PACE Turf’s Climate Appraisal form & Micah’s MLSN Cheat Sheet — HIGHLIGHTED

 

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 25 — Sick Bastжrd Like Me Who Likes To See The Poa Die — HIGHLIGHTED

 

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 12 02 — Worst Disease Ever — The Circle Of Decline — HIGHLIGHTED 

 

 

 

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Jet-Setting To European Adventures

 

 

This is what part of the FIRST GREEN here looked like when I returned from my six day trip to meet with green-keepers in Denmark and the Netherlands. 

 

[ See above for photo. ]

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

This is what happens when a golf course superintendent could not have been bothered to correctly apply a preventive fungicide application before jet-setting to adventures in Europe. 

 

Unbelievably, the decline of turf occurred while Turf Hacker was overseas bragging about the success of his incorrect doctrines that DO NOT WORK. 

 

 

In the Netherlands, ( where they are facing a complete pesticide ban in 2020 as part of the [ lunatжc ] Green Deal ), they have a target annual bluegrass [ a.k.a. Poa annua ] percentage of less than 10 per cent as this is what is probably required to provide quality playing surfaces without the use of pesticides.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

One of the biggest take home points I learned while in Europe was how they are really focusing on measuring green performance data such as drainage, turf species composition, and organic matter levels. 

 

They know that in order to find success, they need to be aware of, and manage these things to reduce their reliance on pesticides [ ?!?! ], and provide good consistent playing conditions. 

 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

Who cares ?!?!  What happens in the Netherlands is of NO IMPORTANCE when attempting to provide high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics at Turf Hacker’s golf course. 

 

Turf Hacker’s European adventures were of absolutely NO benefit to anyone. 

 

According to Turf Hacker, his lunatжc pesticide-hating European counter-parts even come to visit HIM for advice    Niels Dokkuma from the Koninklijke Nederlandse Golf Federatie    to what end ?!?! 

 

Is Turf Hacker really getting trusted expert advice from a renowned extension specialist, knowledgeable local distributor, and/or highly-educated agronomists ?!?! 

 

Who cares what some stranger from Europe thinks ?!?! 

 

Perhaps Turf Hacker should spend less time jet-setting in Europe, and more time attending seminars on correct maintenance practices    here in North America. 

 

Turf Hacker has posted false-statements like « lawns can become ‘addicted’ to pesticide and fertilizer »    seemingly, he is in agreement with his lunatжc pesticide-hating European counter-parts. 

 

Reducing reliance on pesticides is nonsense. 

 

Self-imposing unnecessary prohibitions against pesticides on the golf course is nonsense. 

 

They are useful tools that ensure high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics    paying golf-customers would agree. 

 

 

 

Explore the following Turf Hacker blogs   

 

 

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 26 — Lawns Can Become ‘Addicted’ To Pesticide & Fertilizer — HIGHLIGHTED 

 

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 26 — Niels Dokkuma From The Koninklijke Nederlandse Golf Federatie Visited My Course

 

 

 

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Worst Disease Ever

 

 

This is by far the WORST DISEASE that I have seen on my greens in probably ever. 

 

What happened ?!?! 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

What happened ?!?! 

 

Turf Hacker rejected correct and disciplined turf maintenance practices. 

 

Furthermore, Turf Hacker allowed himself to become distracted with failed, unproven, incorrect, and undisciplined doctrines that DO NOT WORK. 

 

 

Pretty much everything that has been done to this PROBLEM GREEN is exactly what you do not want to do when it comes to Integrated Pest Management ( IPM ) and the management of Fusarium Patch disease. 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

Perhaps Turf Hacker should be attending more seminars on turfgrass diseases. 

 

The name Fusarium Patch has now been changed to Microdochium Patch. 

 

What should Turf Hacker have done ?!?! 

 

First off, cease focusing on the ineffective practices of Integrated Pest Management ( IPM ) that DO NOT control pests of established turf. 

 

 

It is clear what needs to be done here. 

 

The FIRST GREEN has an INFILTRATION RATE of only 13 mm/hr where the course average is about 100 mm/hr. 

 

Success of any kind WILL NOT be possible on the FIRST GREEN until this issue is dealt with. 

 

Until then, I am lucky I still have the tools to KEEP THE FIRST GREEN ON LIFE SUPPORT although even then, they are NOT quite enough. 

 

As restrictions continue to tighten [ against pesticides ], golf courses will be forced to stop treating symptoms and deal with the real issues they face.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

I started doing this last year [ by self-imposing restrictions and prohibitions against pest control products ].

 

[ As an « activist-superintendent » ], I now have a clear plan of what needs to be done. 

 

I can take this data to my membership and make a plan to fix the FIRST GREEN once and for all.

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

So far, Turf Hacker’s plan is based upon maintenance-doctrines that are failed, unproven, incorrect, and undisciplined. 

 

They DO NOT WORK ! 

 

Here is what Turf Hacker needs to do   

 

  develop a Master Plan For Correct Turf Maintenance Practices. 

 

Abandon incorrect maintenance-doctrines that DO NOT WORK. 

 

Adopt only correct maintenance practices. 

 

Perform vegetation management. 

 

Only use practices that DO WORK. 

 

Read the following segments for more details. 

 

 

 

Explore the links to failed IPM practices 

 

 

IPM — Failure Of IPM — #@!!% IPM Nonsense

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/failure-of-integrated-pest-management/

 

 

IPM — Provides No Benefits

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-FAILURE-of-IPM-2012-11-12-UPDATE-Least-Toxic-Pesticides-Applied-As-A-Last-Resort-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/11/20/integrated-pest-management-least-toxic-pesticides-applied-as-a-last-resort-2012-11-12/

 

 

IPM — Prohibitions Rely On False-Facts Regarding The Effectiveness Of IPM — British Columbia

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/02/09/municipal-prohibition-failures-in-british-columbia-part-3-of-12-reasons-for-failures-catastrophic-carnage-false-facts-2017-02-09/

 

 

IPM — Does Not Excuse The Use Of Illegal Concoctions

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/violating-federal-law/

 

 

 

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Maintenance Doctrines

 

 

While I prefer to only share success stories, I can also learn a lot about FAILURES such as this.

 

[ See above for photo. ]

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

This is the predictable result of a so-called « activist-superintendent » who has adopted failed, unproven, and incorrect maintenance doctrines that DO NOT WORK. 

 

 

While the FIRST GREEN is a WAR ZONE, the rest of the greens are essentially disease free despite receiving 1/3 the number of fungicide sprays over the past year. 

 

So the FIRST GREEN is stuck in the CIRCLE OF DECLINE. 

 

It is CONSTANTLY DISEASED which requires more pesticides.

 

It has the WORST PLAYING CONDITION by far on any of our greens.

 

It requires more fertilizer to recover from the damage with only makes the annual bluegrass [ a.k.a. Poa annua ] happier and DISEASE MORE PREVALENT. 

 

The cycle starts over. 

 

The FIRST GREEN is essentially stuck in the CIRCLE OF DECLINE. 

 

I have been forced to chase my tail and treat symptoms instead of dealing with the real issues pertaining to the FIRST GREEN which in the short term, are difficult and costly to fix.

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

Turf Hacker’s CIRCLE OF DECLINE was created by HIS adoption of practices that favour failed, unproven, and incorrect maintenance doctrines that DO NOT WORK. 

 

 

The FIRST GREEN has been a CONSTANT STRUGGLE this year and pretty much every year. 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

This is Turf Hacker’s fault because HIS maintenance doctrines FAILED and DO NOT WORK. 

 

 

 

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COMMENTARY

 

CORRECT MAINTENANCE PRACTICES

 

 

ALL « correct and disciplined » main-stream golf course superintendents are professionals who are paid to take care of golf courses by following maintenance protocols and performance standards, which are based upon REAL scientific research. 

 

These protocols and performance standards MUST NOT involve the use of failed, unproven, and incorrect doctrines that DO NOT WORK, such as   

 

   Go Brown Anti-Cosmetic Golf Maintenance    FAILURE !

 

   Fertilizer Nutrient Reduction    FAILURE !

 

   Integrated Pest Management Practices ( IPM )    FAILURE !

 

   Micah’s MLSN Cheat Sheet    FAILURE ! 

 

   Minimal Levels For Sustainable Nutrition    FAILURE !

 

   Organic Maintenance    FAILURE !

 

   Pace Turf’s Climate Appraisal    FAILURE !

 

   Self-Imposing Restrictions & Prohibitions Against Pesticides    FAILURES !

 

   Spot Spray & Spot Treatment Replacing Blanket Application    FAILURE !

 

   Switching To Ineffective Green Alternative Pesticides    FAILURES !

 

   Zero Cultivation & Reduced Core Aeration    FAILURE !

 

The intensity of disease activity MAY be suppressed, but NOT controlled, with Correct Mowing Practices.  [ See later segment. ] 

 

One of the most important golf maintenance practices is Turf Species Transition.  [ See later segment. ] 

 

All golf facilities must be expected to transition their putting greens from annual bluegrass [ a.k.a. Poa annua ] to creeping bentgrass. 

 

Improved varieties of creeping bentgrass are more resistant to pests than annual bluegrass, an invasive grass species that is highly susceptible to pests and requires the use of more pest control products. 

 

Annual bluegrass is also more susceptible to abiotic disorders, such as winter injury and summer stress. 

 

 

 

Explore the links to correct turf maintenance practices 

 

 

Creeping Bentgrass — Properties & Maintenance Standards

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Creeping-Bentgrass-Properties-Maintenance-Standards-2011-05-13-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

Kentucky Bluegrass — Properties & Maintenance Standards

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Kentucky-Bluegrass-Properties-Maintenance-Standards-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

Correct Mowing Practices

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Turf-Disease-Suppression-Mowing-Practices-Positive-Waves-2011-07-00-pdf.pdf

 

 

Golf Course Maintenance Costs

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Force-Of-Nature-GOLF-DEFENCE-Standards-2011-05-21-Golf-Course-Maintenance-Costs.pdf

 

 

Trade Associations Versus Golf Course Fertilization

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/10/04/fertilizer-hating-trade-associations-conspire-to-reduce-essential-nutrients-desperately-need-by-golf-superintendents-2016-07-07/

 

 

Arbitrary Reduction Of Nutrients

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/02/16/fertilizer-enviro-terror-fanatics-conspire-to-reduce-fertilizer-nutrients-in-the-golf-industry-2017-02-16/

 

 

With Prohibitions, Golf Facilities Will Become Like Trona  🙂

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/03/24/satire-coolest-golf-course-trona-california-an-example-of-a-pesticide-free-golf-facility-2016-03-21/

 

 

 

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COMMENTARY

 

CORRECT MOWING PRACTICES

 

 

According to Science-Based Correct Turf Maintenance Knowledge & Practices   

 

When dealing with problem putting greens that are chronically sick, increasing the mowing height and the choice of equipment must be considered. 

 

INCREASING the mowing height will DECREASE TURF SUSCEPTIBILITY to certain diseases. 

 

On putting greens with a history of chronic and lethal disease problems, maintain the mowing height to as high as ¼–inch. 

 

Preferably, the use a small WALK–BEHIND greens mower is recommended. 

 

A SOLID roller must be used instead of a grooved one. 

 

INCREASING the mowing height and other mowing practices will DECREASE TURF SUSCEPTIBILITY to the following diseases     

 

   Anthracnose Foliar Blight  

 

   Anthracnose Basal Rot  

 

   Leaf Spot and Leaf Blight diseases, such as Bipolaris, Curvularia, and Drechslera  

 

   Damping–Off ( on seedlings )  

 

   Dollar Spot  

 

   Necrotic Ring Spot  

 

   Summer Patch. 

 

 

 

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Turf Species Transition

 

 

While most of my greens have a healthy stand of bentgrass on them, the FIRST GREEN here is 99 per cent annual bluegrass [ a.k.a. Poa annua ]. 

 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

In that case, Turf Hacker should manage this CONSTANTLY DISEASED green as an annual bluegrass [ a.k.a. Poa annua ] green, and NOT a bentgrass green. 

 

Nonetheless, his Turf Species Transition is a valid program    whenever possible, putting greens must be transitioned from annual bluegrass to creeping bentgrass. 

 

Improved varieties of creeping bentgrass are more resistant to pests than annual bluegrass. 

 

Annual bluegrass is an invasive grass species that is highly susceptible to pests and requires the use of more pest control products and more fertilizers. 

 

 

 

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Clipping Yields

 

 

One of the most interesting things I have observed over the years was how higher amounts of nitrogen, and more importantly, higher CLIPPING YIELDS result in worse Fusarium Patch on my course. 

 

As expected, the clipping yield was high on the FIRST GREEN as well. 

 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

CORRECT MOWING PRACTICES

 

 

Rather than worry about CLIPPING YIELDS, it is recommended that Turf Hacker show more concern about mowing when conditions are DRY. 

 

According to Science-Based Correct Turf Maintenance Knowledge & Practices   

 

Avoiding to mow until leaves are COMPLETELY DRY later in the day will DECREASE the spreading of disease, or STREAKING. 

 

Mowing when conditions are dry will DECREASE turf susceptibility to the following diseases     

 

   Brown Patch ( minimal decrease )  

 

   Dollar Spot  

 

   Microdochium Patch ( Fusarium Patch ) 

 

   Pythium Blight. 

 

 

 

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Mechanical Interventions

 

 

I have no clue why but I speculated earlier this year why it might make things worse. 

 

Not surprisingly, the disease absolutely exploded on the FIRST GREEN ! 

 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

CORRECT MECHANICAL PRACTICES

 

 

Again    

 

According to Science-Based Correct Turf Maintenance Practices   

 

   In early spring, on annual bluegrass [ a.k.a. Poa annua ] greens, perform a heavy verti-cutting in order to stimulate new growth from annual bluegrass  

 

   1 to 2 weeks later, aerate intensively, since annual bluegrass can lose 70 per cent of its roots when seed production occurs  

 

   In early June, once seed production has ended, aerate for a second time. 

 

Mowing, aeration, and other mechanical interventions are known to SPREAD DISEASE. 

 

These interventions should be avoided until leaves are COMPLETELY DRY later in the day    this will DECREASE the spreading of disease, or STREAKING. 

 

Mowing when conditions are dry will decrease turf susceptibility to the following diseases     

 

   Microdochium Patch ( Fusarium Patch )  

 

   Brown Patch ( minimal decrease )  

 

   Dollar Spot  

 

   Pythium Blight. 

 

 

 

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Core Cultivation

 

 

Because the FIRST GREEN has such poor drainage, I decided to try core aerifying [ in November ] to see if that would improve things. 

 

This was the first core aeration on greens in over 4 years.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

Spoiler alert, it DID NOT make a damn difference.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

Many people have noticed that disease is usually made worse by core aerifying.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

CORRECT AERATION PRACTICES

 

 

Sadly, Turf Hacker has incorrectly adopted the doctrine of Zero Cultivation & Reduced Core Aeration. 

 

This incorrect doctrine has already led to disaster on Turf Hacker’s greens ! 

 

This incorrect doctrine will continue to lead to disaster !

 

According to Science-Based Correct Turf Maintenance Practices   

 

For most turfgrass conditions that are subject to intensive player traffic, cultivation is necessary in either spring or fall, or both. 

 

More specifically, on golf course putting greens    core cultivation ( i.e. hollow-tine aeration ) needs to be performed once for every 10,000 rounds of play. 

 

Beyond 25,000 rounds, non-core cultivation methods, such as solid-tine, must be used in the overall turf cultivation program throughout the summer months. 

 

Solid-tine cannot replace hollow-tine. 

 

Observers are dismayed that « activist-superintendents » would be allowed to adopt the incorrect and costly doctrine of zero-core cultivation. 

 

By adopting zero-core cultivation, observers question the « activist-superintendents’ » ability to provide what paying golf-customers demand    high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics. 

 

Do they understand that they are not employed to experiment with a doctrine that does not work ?!?! 

 

Why do they chose to ignore the overwhelming advantages of core cultivation ?!?! 

 

What possible benefit can be touted by « activist-superintendents » for unilaterally and arbitrarily stopping core cultivation ?!?! 

 

Especially when the alternative is dead grass and useless putting surfaces. 

 

Those golf courses where the doctrine of zero-core cultivation has been adopted are expected to have dead grass and useless playing surfaces. 

 

Should the adoption of this doctrine become grounds for termination ?!?! 

 

In order to deter their amateur research and incompetence, perhaps the Master Plan For Turf Cultivation should be written into superintendents’ contracts. 

 

For example, on golf course putting greens    core cultivation MUST be performed by the superintendent once for every 10,000 rounds of play. 

 

No excuses. 

 

End of discussion. 

 

 

 

Explore the following links   

 

 

Aggressive Aeration Programs At Oakmont Country Club

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/07/27/golf-course-maintenance-aggressive-aeration-programs-at-oakmont-country-club-2016-05-24/

 

 

Turf Cultivation ( i.e. Aeration )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Soil-Science-Turf-Cultivation-i.e.-Aeration-2011-09-15-Golf-Maintenance-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

Explore the following Turf Hacker blogs   

 

 

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 26 — Does Aerification Cause Disease 

 

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 12 02 — First Core On Greens In Over 4 Years — HIGHLIGHTED 

 

 

 

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CORRECT VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

 

 

Turk Hacker must adopt vegetation management practices, especially around the FIRST GREEN. 

 

According to Science-Based Correct Turf Maintenance Knowledge & Practices   

 

Practically every golf course has at least one or two problem putting greens that are chronically sick due to the dense vegetation surrounding it. 

 

Such vegetation will provide excess shade and will restrict the air circulation, which will lead to a reduction in turfgrass health. 

 

The conditions that promote poor air circulation and shade are caused by mature trees, forests, and other types of dense barriers of vegetation. 

 

Poor air circulation will increase turf susceptibility to the following diseases specifically on golf course turf    

 

   Anthracnose Basal Rot  

 

   Anthracnose Foliar Blight  

 

   Pythium Blight. 

 

In such cases, disease problems can be considerably reduced when vegetation is NOT allowed, and ultimately removed, WITHIN AT LEAST 30 METRES ( 100 FEET ) from the edge of the putting green surface. 

 

 

 

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Rolling & Dew Removal

 

 

We also DID NOT ROLL it even once in November due to us putting all our efforts into installing our new irrigation system. 

 

No DEW REMOVAL, no disease suppression from the ROLLER. 

 

Regardless, all the greens DID NOT get ROLLED and only one of the greens has bad disease.

 

 

 

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Nitrogen Fertilization

 

 

So this highly susceptible grass has SUFFERED ALMOST CONSTANT DAMAGE compared to my other greens. 

 

This has resulted in the need to apply more fertilizer to recover from this damage. 

 

As can be seen on the nitrogen use approximation below, the FIRST GREEN required much more nitrogen fertilizer to achieve a constant growth rate with the other greens. 

 

Annual bluegrass [ a.k.a. Poa annua ] really is a fertilizer HOG ! 

 

As annual bluegrass seems to be impacted more by low pH and low levels of potassium especially in the winter, the FIRST GREEN has received more of those nutrients through fertilizer than all my other greens combined. 

 

We have all seen the impacts that EXCESS FERTILIZER can have on disease.  [ ?!?! ] 

 

Why am I surprised here ?

 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

CORRECT USE OF NITROGEN THAT IS NOT EXCESSIVE

 

 

Sadly, Turf Hacker has incorrectly adopted the doctrine of Minimal Levels For Nutrition    in fact, he must adopt the practice of Optimal Levels For Nutrition. 

 

½ gram of nitrogen per square meter, or 0.10 lb N per 1000 sq ft, is NOT considered excessive.  In fact, this may not even be enough nitrogen for proper growth and development. 

 

He has even admitted that « all the signs I had were suggesting that my greens needed more fertilizer » and « what I should do is fertilize my greens more ». 

 

According to Science-Based Correct Turf Maintenance Practices   

 

Annual bluegrass [ a.k.a. Poa annua ] requires up to 5 grams of nitrogen per square meter, or 1.00 lb N per 1000 sq ft per growing month. 

 

Turf Hacker has admitted that are benefit of higher nitrogen fertilization    « greens with low growth rates had more dollar spot ». 

 

Concerning Microdochium Patch, he has also stated    « I noticed that those greens that were growing [ with soluble nitrogen ] too quickly had more disease ».

 

 

 

At the end of October I applied ½ gram of nitrogen per square meter on all my greens, except the first green.  [  0.10 lb per 1000 sq ft  ] 

 

I had lots of Fusarium [ Microdochium ] scars and I needed to push growth so I applied 1 gram, or double what all the other greens got.  [  0.20 lb per 1000 sq ft  ] 

 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

CORRECT FERTILIZATION MAINTENANCE

 

 

Again    in order to more  effectively suppress Microdochium Patch    

 

   Avoid using soluble nitrogen  

 

   Reduce the rate of nitrogen, and avoid an excessive level of nitrogen. 

 

 

 

Explore the following Turf Hacker blogs   

 

 

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 04 22 — Microdochium Patch & Dollar Spot

 

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 11 — What I Should Do Is Fertilize My Greens More — HIGHLIGHTED

 

Reference — Turf Hacker — 2018 06 11 — All The Signs I Had Were Suggesting That My Greens Needed More Fertilizer — HIGHLIGHTED 

 

 

 

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The Confessions Of An Activist-Superintendent

 

Phosphorus Fertilization

 

 

Earlier this year I decided to stop applying as much phosphite  [ ?!?! ]  to try and reduce the ever-increasing phosphorus levels in my soil  [ ?!?! ]  as a way to maybe  [ NOT ! ]  combat annual bluegrass [ a.k.a. Poa annua ]. 

 

Bad idea. 

 

 

 

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The Confessions Of An Activist-Superintendent

 

Microdochium Patch Disease

 

 

I haven’t totally figured out why but I think most of the issues pertain to poor drainage.  [ Perhaps. ] 

 

I’ve added more bentgrass seed to the FIRST GREEN than any other, but for some reason it just won’t establish !

 

( Probably due to the poor drainage on this green. ) 

 

ARGGGGHHHHHHH !!!

 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

CORRECT MAINTENANCE PRACTICES
AGAINST MICRODOCHIUM PATCH

 

 

In this case, adequate soil drainage may be important, but not necessarily paramount. 

 

OTHER practices may demand stronger consideration. 

 

According to Science-Based Correct Turf Maintenance Practices   

 

Preventive practices against Microdochium Patch include    

 

   Perform frequent and regular preventive fungicide applications  

 

   Avoid using soluble nitrogen  

 

   Reduce the rate of nitrogen, and avoid an excessive level of nitrogen  

 

   Use fertilizer with a ratio 3:1:2 in nitrogen:phosphorus:potassium  

 

   Avoid liming if soil pH is more than 7.0  

 

   Avoid mowing when leaves are wet  

 

   Reduce excess soil water by applying wetting agents

 

 

 

Explore the following links   

 

 

Microdochium Patch — Locations — Identification — Early Infection

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Turf-Disease-Microdochium-Patch-Locations-Identification-Early-Infection.pdf

 

 

Microdochium Patch — Bayer Microdochium Patch Guide

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/11/01/turf-disease-microdochium-patch-bayer-guide-2017-00-00/

 

 

Failure Of Pesticide Bans — Microdochium Patch On The Bowling Greens

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/12/04/municipal-prohibition-failures-in-qualicum-beach-no-one-wants-to-play-on-pest-infested-lawn-bowling-greens-2017-11-23/

 

 

 

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The Confessions Of An Activist-Superintendent

 

Anthracnose Diseases

 

 

This has become extremely obvious over the course of this past year. 

 

From Fusarium [ Microdochium Patch ] in the spring and fall, to Anthracnose in the summer, the FIRST GREEN is CONSTANTLY TRYING TO DIE. 

 

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

CORRECT MAINTENANCE PRACTICES
AGAINST ANTHRACNOSE

 

 

For the preventive control of areas damaged by Anthracnose     

 

   In early spring, perform a heavy verti-cutting in order to stimulate new growth from annual bluegrass [ a.k.a. Poa annua ]   

 

   1 to 2 weeks later, aerate intensively, since annual bluegrass can lose 70 per cent of its roots when seed production occurs  

 

   In early June, once seed production has ended, aerate for a second time  

 

   Avoid watering late in the day  

 

   Reduce the effect of high temperatures by syringing turf during the middle of the day  

 

   A fungicide preventive program will be necessary for the entire season  

 

   Nitrogen fertilization should be performed throughout the growing season, with at least 0.5 lb N per growing month  

 

   Reduce nitrogen fertilization when turf is subject to stress, and favour the use of Milorganite-type products. 

 

 

 

Explore the following links   

 

 

Anthracnose — Cultural Practices That Will Suppress Anthracnose Diseases — Dr Bruce B Clarke

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/05/02/anthracnose-diseases-cultural-practices-dr-bruce-b-clarke-2014-00-00/

 

 

Anthracnose — Basal Rot In Creeping Bentgrass — Kansas State University

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/09/05/anthracnose-basal-rot-in-creeping-bentgrass-2013-08-16/

 

 

Anthracnose — Clarke & Murphy — Rutgers University

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Turf-Disease-Anthracnose-2011-07-08-Clarke-Murphy-Rutgers-University-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

Anthracnose — Leaf Blight — Description & Identification

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Turf-Disease-Anthracnose-2010-05-30-Leaf-Blight-Description-Identification-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

Anthracnose — Leaf Blight — Conditions Favouring Development

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Turf-Disease-Anthracnose-2010-06-26-Leaf-Blight-Conditions-Favouring-Development-pdf.pdf

 

 

Anthracnose — Leaf Blight — Control — Aliette & Banner

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-A-Look-At-Turf-Disease-Anthracnose-2010-07-04-Leaf-Blight-Control-Aliette-Banner-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

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COMMENTARY

 

INCORRECT MAINTENANCE DOCTRINES LEAD TO
DEAD GRASS & USELESS PLAYING SURFACES

 

 

Chronically sick.  Constant struggle every year.  Constantly trying to die.  Disease absolutely exploded.  Disease more prevalent.  Failures.  Highly susceptible grass.  Keeping green on life support.  Problem green.  Stuck in the circle of decline.  War zone.  Worst disease ever.  Worst playing conditions. 

 

These are the predictable results on a golf course managed by a so-called « activist-superintendent » who has adopted failed, unproven, and incorrect maintenance doctrines. 

 

Correct and disciplined turf maintenance practices have been rejected, and the result is dead grass and useless playing surfaces. 

 

Universally, « correct and disciplined » main-stream golf course superintendents are professionals who are paid to take care of golf courses    they manage the budgets, man-power, materials, and schedules needed to correctly maintain high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics for paying golf-customers.  Superintendents constantly monitor the health of turfgrasses through careful observation, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic disorders.  Their skilled management of turfgrass pests is accomplished by the correct and necessary use of conventional pest control products. 

 

Unfortunately, some golf facilities are infested with so-called « activist-superintendents ». 

 

They reject correct and disciplined turf maintenance practices. 

 

They allow themselves to become distracted with failed, unproven, incorrect, and undisciplined doctrines that DO NOT WORK, such as     

 

   Go Brown Anti-Cosmetic Golf Maintenance    FAILURE !

 

   Fertilizer Nutrient Reduction    FAILURE !

 

   Integrated Pest Management Practices ( IPM )    FAILURE !

 

   Micah’s MLSN Cheat Sheet    FAILURE ! 

 

   Minimal Levels For Sustainable Nutrition    FAILURE !

 

   Organic Maintenance    FAILURE !

 

   Pace Turf’s Climate Appraisal    FAILURE !

 

   Self-Imposing Restrictions & Prohibitions Against Pesticides    FAILURES !

 

   Spot Spray & Spot Treatment Replacing Blanket Application    FAILURE !

 

   Switching To Ineffective Green Alternative Pesticides    FAILURES !

 

   Zero Cultivation & Reduced Core Aeration    FAILURE !

 

They are all FAILURES ! 

 

Their use may be considered as ATTACKS against the Golf industry. 

 

By adopting these incorrect and undisciplined maintenance doctrines, observers question the « activist-superintendents’ » ability and competence to provide what paying golf-customers demand    high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics. 

 

Do « activist-superintendents » understand that they are not employed to experiment with doctrines that DO NOT WORK ?!?!  Why do they chose to ignore the overwhelming science-based, time-tested, correct, and disciplined turf maintenance practices ?!?!  What possible benefit can be touted by « activist-superintendents » for unilaterally and arbitrarily adopting incorrect and undisciplined doctrines ?!?!  Especially when the alternative is dead grass and useless playing surfaces. 

 

Those golf courses where these incorrect maintenance doctrines have been adopted can expect to have dead grass and useless playing surfaces.  Should the adoption of these doctrines become grounds for termination ?!?!  In order to deter « activist-superintendents », perhaps a Master Plan For Correct Turf Maintenance Practices should be written into their contracts. 

 

Many observers believe that « activist-superintendents » represent the greatest threats to the Golf Industry today.  These activists simply do not deserve to work in the Golf Industry that they betray.  They are not paid to be activists    they are paid to satisfy golf-customers with high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics.  Do golf-customers really want to tolerate the #@!!% nonsense of incorrect and undisciplined maintenance doctrines ?!?! 

 

 

Explore even more links   

 

 

Espousing Politically-Correct Rubbish

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/02/20/municipal-prohibition-failures-in-saanich-politically-correct-rubbish-multiple-false-pretexts-inconsistent-unfair-exception-statuses-2018-02-20/

 

 

Betraying The Golf Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/03/09/lying-sacks-of-cr%d0%b6p-who-betray-the-golf-industry-lunat%d0%b6c-activist-superintendents-managers-on-the-sunshine-coast-in-british-columbia-2018-02-22/

 

 

The Entire Media Library Of Attacks Against The Golf Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/attacks-against-the-golf-industry/

 

 

The Critical Issues That Must Be Addressed By The Golf Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/golf-industry-critical-issues/

 

 

The Entire Media Library Of Attacks Against The Golf Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/attacks-against-the-golf-industry/

 

 

 

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A Look At …

 

Libraries

 

 

BENEFITS OF TURFGRASSES ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/positive-waves-benefits/

 

 

CAREER MANAGEMENT ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/a-look-at-career-management/

 

 

JACKLIN SEED ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/a-look-at-references-seed-jacklin-newsletter/

 

 

PESTICIDE LABELS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/labels/

 

 

PESTICIDE LABELS & RE-ENTRY INTERVALS ( Blog )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/10/23/update-re-entry-intervals-label-statements-for-applications-on-turfgrasses-2017-10-23/

 

 

POSITIVE WAVES — PLANET’S GREAT CONSERVATIONISTS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/positive-waves/

 

 

REFERENCES ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/a-look-at-references-turf-ornamentals/

 

 

REPORTS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/a-look-at-reports/

 

 

SLIDE SHOWS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/a-look-at-slide-shows/

 

 

TURFGRASS DISEASES ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/a-look-at-references-turf-diseases/

 

 

WEED PESTS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/a-look-at-references-weed-watch-dow-agrosciences/

 

 

 

A Look At …

 

Posters

 

 

BENEFITS OF URBAN TREES ( Blog & Posters )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/10/15/poster-benefits-of-urban-trees-2017-10-00/

 

 

COMMUNITY BENEFITS OF GOLF ( Blog & Posters )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2017/06/14/posters-community-benefits-of-golf-striking-back-against-pesticide-bans-croplife-canada-2017-00-00/

 

 

THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF TURFGRASS ( Blog & Poster ) 

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2015/08/21/the-environmental-benefits-of-turfgrass-new-poster-striking-back-against-pesticide

 

 

KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES BEAUTIFUL & SAFE — DO NOT BAN COSMETIC PESTICIDES ( Blog & Posters )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/10/30/posters-there-are-real-trends-against-pesticide-bans-keep-our-communities-beautiful-safe-do-not-ban-cosmetic-pesticides-2012-10-30/

 

 

CANADA’S PROMINENT ANTI-PESTICIDE TERRЖRISTS ( Blog & Posters )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/culprits-canadas-prominent-anti-pesticide-terrorists/

 

 

 

A Look At …

 

More Slide Shows

 

 

SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT FACTS — PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS ARE SAFE FOR KIDS ( Blog )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/08/30/a-look-at-safety-environment-facts-pest-control-products-are-safe-for-kids-slide-show-2016-08-31/

 

 

HEALTH CANADA — IMIDACLOPRID & PRELIMINARY POLLINATOR ASSESSMENT, WITH OVERALL CONCLUSIONS ( Blog )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/02/09/health-canada-pest-management-regulatory-agency-pmra-update-imidacloprid-preliminary-pollinator-assessment-with-overall-conclusions-laura-feeny-regional-pesticide-officer/

 

 

2016 LIBRARY OF PRESENTATIONSPart 1 Of 3 ( Blog )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/03/01/a-look-at-slide-shows-the-complete-library-of-slide-shows-2016-2016-03-01/

 

 

2016 LIBRARY OF PRESENTATIONSPart 2 Of 3 ( Blog )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/04/04/a-look-at-the-complete-library-of-slide-shows-2016-part-2-of-3/

 

 

 

A Look At …

 

The Wisdom Of Mr Art C Drysdale

 

 

PROFILE & REPORTS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-wisdom-of-art-c-drysdale-2/

 

 

THE LIBRARY OF REPORTS, BLOGS, & REFERENCES ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/drysdale-library-of-reports-blogs-references/

 

 

AUTUMN to MISCELLANEOUS ( Web-Page With Audio Recordings )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-wisdom-of-art-c-drysdale-3/

 

 

ORCHIDS to WINTER ( Web-Page With Audio Recordings )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-wisdom-of-art-c-drysdale-4/

 

 

RE-DIRECT LINKS TO REPORTS & AUDIO RECORDINGS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-wisdom-of-art-c-drysdale/

 

 

 

A Look At …

 

Lunatжc Slide Shows

 

 

TONY DIGIOVANNIDIRECTOR OF FUNERAL SERVICES AT LANDS-CAPE ONTARIO TRADE ASSOCIATION ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Force-Of-Nature-LIAR-DiGiovanni-2010-12-31-Lying-Sack-of-Cwap-LandsCAPE-Ontario-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

GIDEON FORMAN — LIES & MIS-INFORMATION ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/forman-slide-show/

 

 

GIDEON FORMAN — HOW THE PESTICIDE BAN WAS WON IN ONTARIO ( Reports & Slide Shows )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-Culprit-Forman-2009-06-11-Slide-Show-How-the-pesticide-ban-was-won-pdf-150-dpi.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/forman-slide-show/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Slide-Show-CAPE-Winning-the-Ontario-Pesticide-Ban-Gideon-Forman-Lunatic-Presentation-2009-00-00.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Slide-Show-CAPE-Winning-the-Ontario-Pesticide-Ban-Gideon-Forman-Lunatic-Presentation-2009-00-00.pptx

 

 

 

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WE SPEAK THE WHOLE TRUTH WHEN WE TAKE A LOOK AT    THE GOLF INDUSTRY ! 

 

 

We are the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that conspire to destroy the Green space & other industries ( NORAHG ). 

 

NORAHG is a non-profit & independent organization that reports on the work of several highly-rated leading experts who have recognized expertise, training, & background in matters concerning pest control products, & who promote environmental realism & pesticide truths. 

 

NORAHG produces A Look At , a series providing PRACTICAL INFORMATION on issues such as Career Management, Golf Course Maintenance, Green Alternatives, Lawn Care Maintenance, Summer Stress, Tree & Shrub Maintenance, Turfgrass Pests, & Turfgrass Species.

 

A Look At is destined for the green space industry, nation-wide across Canada, the United States, & overseas, & can be found on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/  

 

A Look At is committed to SOUND SCIENCE, as well as ground breaking original reporting that informs, entertains, & creates real change.

 

All information, excerpts, & pictures contained in A Look At were retrieved from the Internet, & may be considered in the public domain. 

 

The information presented in A Look At is for preliminary planning. 

 

Before making a final decision, the turf manager is expected to obtain trusted expert advice from extension specialists, local distributors and/or agronomists. 

 

All decisions must take into account the prevailing growing conditions, the time of year, & the established management practices. 

 

All products mentioned in A Look At should be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, & according to provincial, state, or federal law. 

 

For the official advantages, benefits, features, precautions, & restrictions concerning any product, the turf manager must rely only on the information furnished by the manufacturer. 

 

The mention of trade names does not constitute a guarantee or a warranty.

 

NORAHG also produces Force Of Nature, which dares to defy the pesticide-hating fanatжcs by exploring the whole truth from an independent perspective on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/  

 

A Look At , Force Of Nature, & their various incarnations, was the brain-child of William H Gathercole ( now retired ) & his colleagues. 

 

Here is a brief summary of Mr Gathercole’s career 

 

FIELDS OF STUDY      Horticulture/Agriculture      Mathematics      Physics. 

 

ALMA MATER      McGill University      University of Guelph      the first person ever to obtain university degrees & contribute to both the professional lawn care & golf maintenance industries. 

 

EXPERTISE IN      turf & ornamental maintenance & troubleshooting      history of the green space industry      sales & distribution of seeds, chemicals, fertilizers, & equipment      fertilizer manufacturing & distribution      environmental issues & anti-pesticide terrжrism. 

 

NOTABLE ACTIVITIES      worked in virtually all aspects of the green space industry, including golf maintenance, professional lawn care, tree & shrub care, distribution, environmental compliance, government negotiations, public affairs, & workplace safety         the supervisor, consultant, &, programmer for the successful execution of hundreds-of-thousands of management operations in the golf course & urban landscape, as well as millions of pest control applications      the advisor, instructor, & trainer for thousands of turf & ornamental managers & technicians      the pesticide certification instructor for thousands of industry workers      a founder of the modern professional lawn care industry      the prolific writer for industry publications, reports, & blogs      the first to confirm the invasion of European Chafer insects in both the Montreal region & the Vancouver / Fraser Valley region      with Dr Peter Dernoeden, the first to confirm the presence of Take All Patch as a disease of turf in Eastern Canada      with Dr David Shetlar, the first to confirm the presence of Kentucky Bluegrass Scale as an insect pest in South-Western Ontario, & later, in the Montreal & Vancouver regions. 

 

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS      the creator of the Exception Status that allowed the golf industry to avoid being subjected to anti-pesticide prohibition for a generation      the creator of the signs that are now used for posting after application      the co-founder of annual winter convention for Quebec golf course superintendents      the co-founder of the first ever Turf Summit      the major influence in the decision by Canadian Cancer Society to stop selling-for-profit fresh pesticide-treated daffodils      the only true reliable witness of the events of anti-pesticide prohibition in the town of Hudson, Quebec      the founder ( now retired ) of A Look At & Force Of Nature reports & blogs. 

 

NOTABLE AWARD      the first man-of-the-year for contributions leading to the successful founding of the Quebec professional lawn care industry, which served as a beach-head against anti-pesticide activists in the 1980s & 1990s. 

 

LEGACY      Mr Gathercole & his colleagues      designed & implemented strategies that reined anti-pesticide activists & provided peace & prosperity for the entire modern green space industry across Canada for a generation      orchestrated legal action against anti-pesticide activists in the town of Hudson, Quebec      launched the largest founding professional lawn care business in the nation      quadrupled the business revenues of one of the largest suppliers in the nation. 

 

Mr Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as the founder of A Look At & Force Of Nature reports & blogs. 

 

We dare to defy by exploring the whole truth from an independent perspective on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/  

 

If you wish to receive free reports & blogs on issues that concern you, please contact us at      force.of.de.nature@gmail.com   WILLIAM H GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G  

 

 

 

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