Heat Illness Protection Resources

Summer is Here:
Protect Workers from Heat-Related Illness as Things Heat Up
from the California Department of Public Health

As vaccination rates increase and COVID-19 risk decreases around the state, California businesses are opening up. The economy – and the weather – are heating up. As climate change increases temperatures, and heat waves happen more and more frequently, outdoor workers and others who perform physically demanding work are at risk for heat-related illness, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke. These conditions are serious and can result in damage to the brain, nervous system, and kidneys, and even death. These risks increase during the summer when temperatures and humidity are high.

See more from the California Department of Public Health HERE.

Local golf courses are on par with water conservation efforts

GCSANC Secretary/Treasurer Gavin Dickson is featured in this article by KION 5/46 News,  along with GCSANC member Kyle Butler (The Preserve Golf Club) and reps from Pebble Beach Company.


MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (KION) With acres worth of greens to water, one may wonder how golf courses manage to stay green without making a divot in the local water supply.

According to a handful of golf course superintendents, a course’s irrigation system is at the forefront of all operations. Irrigation systems are comprised of several elements including the course’s water source, sprinkler system, and even weather stations. All of these elements play a part in determining how much water these facilities use on a daily basis.

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Fungicides for Control of Snow Mold Disease in Cool-Season Turf 2020-21 Report

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*By Pawel Petelewicz1, Pawel Orlinski, Marta Pudzianowska, Matteo Serena, Christian Bowman, and Jim Baird, Agronomy Department University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences University of California, Riverside, CA 951-333-9052; jbaird@ucr.edu
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Brown Ring Patch Disease Control on Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens 2021 Report

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*By Pawel Petelewicz1, Pawel Orlinski, Marta Pudzianowska, Matteo Serena, Christian Bowman, and Jim Baird, Agronomy Department University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences University of California, Riverside, CA 951-333-9052; jbaird@ucr.edu
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