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Worm Castings

BentgrassFallFrostWorm Castings

Course Update for October 20, 2017

To ensure our bentgrass greens are properly prepared for the winter, the golf course will close in mid November. An exact date will be determined within the next couple of weeks. With the temperatures falling, leaf colours changing, and the days getting much shorter, it finally feels like fall. This time of year has its unique set of challenges: Grasses are physiologically slowing down significantly and not growing as much. There is also less daylight, and some areas can stay in the shade for a good portion of the day (see photo below). Together, these two factors create a surface that is…
October 20, 2017
TurfWorm Castings

Course Update for October 15, 2012

Fall weather brings along many favourable features for golf courses, but worm castings aren’t one of them. As days get shorter, air temperature and soil temperatures decrease and we tend to see more average rainfall. All of which are perfect conditions for earthworms. There are only three species of earthworms in North America that have been reported to occur in turfgrass, and out of these three only two of them create soil castings. The night crawler is the most common and abundant. When they feed on soil and organic matter at night they leave fecal matter at the entrance of their burrow, leaving…
October 15, 2012