You don’t have to be involved with bowling greens for very long before you encounter the infamous Disinfectant Tray at the gate or at the side of the green.
No, there hasn’t been a new foot and mouth epidemic, just a mild outbreak of paranoia.
To accompany this you will hear a series of myths banded about as follows:
- the green keeper brought in disease on his boots
- the visiting team last week brought disease in on their feet from their disease addled green.
- the contractor brought disease in on his mower
While it is perfectly possible that some or all of the above can import disease spores, these won’t result in a disease attack on your green unless conditions are optimal for this to happen.
A recent article covered this and other “fungal myths” in more detail.