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Kevin is currently the certified superintendent at La Rinconada Country Club. Kevin was the Director of Maintenance at Lahontan Golf Club for over 14 years. Some of the responsibilities over the expanse of his career include the daily upkeep of multiple golf courses, natural resources, environmental compliance, and roads and streets. The wide ranging expertise has come from a combination of education and experiences. Degrees in Meteorology (1987 University of Nebraska/Lincoln), and Horticulture (1992 Colorado State), complete the formal side of this important combination of qualifications. A lifetime of experience around golf courses, and the game of golf was provided by Kevin's father.

Monday, August 26, 2013

White Turf

There are constant changes in our world and I am always looking to bring improvements to what I do. One of the new chemicals that controls many of the weeds here at La Rinconada has a unique mode of action. This new herbicide stops the plant from producing chlorophyll, which as you may ascertain makes it quite effective. We applied this chemical out in small trials and it proved to work well with no damage. The reason I am mentioning it here is because it is very noticeable when the weed is dying. It turns white.

Trial area of new herbicide Tenacity
So if you see areas of white grass, don't be alarmed.


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