Thursday, September 8, 2011

Climate Change ???

This is a comparison between the winter of 2010 and the winter we just went through in 2011.

2010 DCC had 28mm of rain between 1st of May and the 1st of Sep.
2011 DCC had 354mm of rain between 1st of May and the 1st of Sep.

2011 winter min temp average 2-3 C colder then 2010.
2011 winter max temp average 3-4 C colder then 2010

All this data was taken by the weather system on the course. This proves that we had one of the coldest and by far wettest winters Durban has ever had. With so many cold , cloudy wet days the Poa annua really loved the winter of 2011. We have seen Poa in areas we have not seen before and we are going to have to be a lot more aggressive with our spraying program leading to next winter especially on the paspalum areas on the course like tee's etc.

Will next year be back to normal or will it be worst ??? We will have to wait and see...

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