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In 2007, Jeff Girard faced a daunting challenge as the new superintendent of StoneRidge Golf Club, which he called “a dollar-spot factory.” Existing fungicides had to be sprayed often, which proved too costly. Then, in September of 2014, he tried a new product, Xzemplar fungicide. “It completely wiped out the dollar spot and I was completely clean through the rest of the fall,” he said.
Just days before the biggest tournament of the year, the fairways at Bucks Run Golf Club were overrun with dollar spot. Superintendent Jeff Sweet turned to Xzemplar fungicide for the solution. “We had knockdown within 24 hours,” said Sweet, who was equally impressed with the fungicide’s long residual. “It will be in our arsenal going forward.”
John Thompson, Superintendent at Sycamore Hills Golf Club, saw the difference healthy roots make in his turfgrass. Two days after it was in the ground, his bentgrass sod was sprayed with Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide, and the roots took hold quickly. The result? His turf is healthy and resilient, and Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide is now a mainstay of his spray program.
Scioto Country Club is located in Ohio, an area where troublesome dollar spot flourishes. As this historic club prepares to host a national tournament, Superintendent Bob Becker relies on Xzemplar fungicide for long-lasting curative and preventive control of this disease. Becker, who has been head superintendent since 2007, says “Xzemplar is going to fit into our summer program very well."
BASF is a proud sponsor of the Plant Health Series in Golfdom Magazine, which features articles on topics of key interest for golf course superintendents. These informational articles offer valuable tips on controlling disease, improving growth efficiency and managing turf through stress.