EXTREME heat- damaged, shallow root systems cannot stand up to longest heat wave in 70 years
EXTREME high disease pressure- caused by high night temperatures, high humidity & moisture
EXTREME damaged root systems- waterlogged soils this spring pushed oxygen out of soil= root death
EXTREME compacted soils- heavy spring rains caused compaction to clay soils= difficulty getting water to roots
EXTREME crabgrass- spring pre-emergent herbicide application broken down by heavy rains & extreme heat
EXTREME nutsedge- heavy spring rains & heat stress have all contributed to heaviest crop of nutsedge in years!
EXTREME insects- grub prevention products shelf life drastically reduced due to extreme heat