Friday, June 21, 2013

Another Bumper Crop!

Poa, can't live with it, can't live without it!  It appears that we have a bumper crop of it this year in a direct response to last years environmental stress.

What got me thinking about this blog post was seeing Poa seed perched nicely in a bare area of winter killed putting green turf.

One amazing fact about Poa is that the seed is primed to germinate immediately.  Normally grass seed has to go through a cycle, one of cold or fire, to be primed ready for germination.

The picture above shows little evidence of seed stalks in the area were the greens mower turns.  Is it possible the mower wheels have already tracked the Poa seed onto the green?  As if we need more.