Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summer Diseases of Cool Season Sports Turf

I visited a field on the morning of July 3, 2013.  Here is a close up photo of the field after a late afternoon rain event on July 2 and think morning fog:

Bottom line, we are entering a period where diseases of cool season turf will be present.  Keep a close eye on your playing surface(s).

Here are the three most common diseases on cool season turf in the month of July:

All publications from Purdue University Turfgrass and Plant Pathology:

Dollar Spot:
Brown Patch:
Pythium Blight:

There are other diseases that could affect your stand of turf in the month of July and other times of the year.  To see a complete list from Purdue, click HERE.

Have a great 4th of July.

Play on!

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