Wow, I can't believe it's the last Friday in August. Where has the time gone? Here at KSU we are gearing up for our field day which will be Thursday, Aug 4, over at the Olathe Horticulture Center (near Kansas City). For me, field day always indicates that there are only a few more weeks to get through before cooler temps set in.
Here is a summary of recent high and low air and soil temps here in Manhattan:
You can see we've had a lot of 100+ days. And, perhaps more importantly, we've had some very "high lows". That is, the overnight hours don't provide much relief.
I have just a few photos from the past week.
As far as diseases go, brown patch continues to be active.
Anthracnose spore-producing structures in creeping bentgrass sample
From the landscape side of things:
Geraniums bleaching out from the heat. I’ve seen this in greenhouses where there were heater issues. I’ve never seen it in the field. But, it's been stinking hot. The plants should recover and be just fine.
Alcoholic slime flux. No, that is not John Kaminski's new favorite drink. (Or, is it?). If you put one of those little umbrellas in it... maybe.