Monday, February 10, 2014

Ice melting tactics

As we continue to monitor the greens under ice there becomes a time when further steps may need to be taken. Unfortunately, Mother Nature needs to help. We need a window of sunlight, several days in the mid 30's and no precipitation of any kind. Once we see a few days like that, we can use a snow blower to remove the snow off any greens of concern. We can then spread a material that is black in color that absorbs the sun light to expedite ice melt. You may have also noticed how green in color the sample was in the previous post. The green color is somewhat exaggerated, a green pigment was added to our spray solution during our preventative snow mold application to the greens last fall for a couple of reasons, but can also assist with ice melting. 
 

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