Strathfield Golf Club: Back 9 Challenge

In 2014, we ran The Back 9 Challenge as a large scale demonstration program. Find out how Strathfield Golf Club deals with Pythium and Dollar Spot on their greens.

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In 2014, we ran Back 9 program as a large scale demonstration program. Strathfield Golf Club was one of five golf clubs that participated.

Strathfield Golf Club is located in heart of the metropolitan Sydney area. The Kikuyu fairways are tree lined with greens of various ages. Older greens have a higher ratio of Poa, while the newer greens are still dominated by BentgrassPythium and Dollar Spot are two of the common diseases.

Superintendent David McGlynn discusses some management issues at Strathfield Golf Club in Sydney.

"The course is shaping up very well. I know that there are many products out in the industry that say this and that. The greens are healthier than I have ever seen them in my time at Strathfield."

Date Area (Ha) Disease/Pest/Weed Products Rate (Kg or L/Ha)
Greens 0.5      
2   Pythium+Dollar Spot Signature+ 12.5
      Interface® 12.5
4   Turf pests Merit+® 2.5
      Tempo® 4
1   Pythium+Dollar Spot Signature+ 12.5
2     Daconil 20
4   Pythium+Dollar Spot Signature+ 12.5
      Dedicate® 3

Weather Updated

07 Apr 2014


At Strathfield Golf Club autumn has started to see a decline in average temperatures. In March maximum temperatures have fluctuated generally between 21 and 32°C. While minimums at night have generally been in the 15-20°C range. Regular rainfall events in March resulted in a total of 107mm.

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*Disclaimer: As of Oct 4th 2022, the Environmental Science division of Envu was divested. Note that this content was produced prior to separation.

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