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Old 02-06-2019, 09:41 AM
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Seems fairly obvious that the green dye used to keep the fairways green is washing into the lakes. The lakes looked totally polluted. Does anyone know what the dye contains. Is it poisonous or just making the water look awful! It's warming up so it should stop soon.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:48 AM
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"Painting/dying" the greens is nothing more than eye wash and an excuse for normal maintenance required on greens this time of the year.

Makes the already bad greens look even worse.

I am sure it is environmentally friendly or TV would not use it.
After 16 years they decide to paint the greens?!?! There must be an obvious cost factor or their way of making a silk purse out of the sows ear!!!!
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:37 AM
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Few of the Exec. Courses last week were sprayed brown.
Hope it wasn't what it looked like!
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:42 AM
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"Painting/dying" the greens is nothing more than eye wash and an excuse for normal maintenance required on greens this time of the year.

Makes the already bad greens look even worse.

I am sure it is environmentally friendly or TV would not use it.
After 16 years they decide to paint the greens?!?! There must be an obvious cost factor or their way of making a silk purse out of the sows ear!!!!
Instead of shooting from the hip.... check the facts!

https://golfthevillages.com/turftalk...k-Oct-2018.pdf And it's been posted before too.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:44 AM
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I hear they bottle it and sell it as organic natural seaweed smoothie
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Seems fairly obvious that the green dye used to keep the fairways green is washing into the lakes. The lakes looked totally polluted. Does anyone know what the dye contains. Is it poisonous or just making the water look awful! It's warming up so it should stop soon.
NEWS FLASH - some of the lakes (actually retention ponds) probably are polluted. The chemicals used (no matter what color) run into them.

With a little effort on your part you can find out exactly what is in the stuff. Call and ask for a copy of the MSDS.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:52 AM
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I hear they bottle it and sell it as organic natural seaweed smoothie
If that is the case.... I'd like to buy a few people a drink!
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Sometimes a marker dye used to show where treatments have been applied is assumed to be for cosmetic purposes by interested uninformed observers.
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Sometimes a marker dye used to show where treatments have been applied is assumed to be for cosmetic purposes by interested uninformed observers.
UNINFORMED being the key word!
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:02 PM
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I do not think the green lakes are caused by dye. I would bet that most of the color is caused by ducks.
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