Select a disease control below to learn more.
Brown patch is a common disease caused by the soilborne fungus Rhizoctonia solani. It causes foliar blighting of nearly all cool-season turfgrass species, which include creeping bentgrass, perennial ryegrass, Poa spp. and tall fescue.
Anthracnose foliar blight and basal rot caused by Colletotrichum cereale are primarily diseases of wintergrass and creeping bentgrass greens under stress conditions.
Dollar spot, caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, is a widespread and very destructive turfgrass disease that can be observed throughout the year in Australia.
Helminthosporium are diseases of turf caused by fungal pathogens in the genera Dreschlera, Bipolaris and Exserohilum. Sometimes these diseases are referred to as leaf spot or melting out.
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Pythium turf diseases cause real problems for golf course superintendents. Three different diseases are caused by various pythium species.
Spring dead spot (SDS) is an important root disease of common couchgrass [known in the US as bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) and hybrid bermudagrass (C. dactylon x transvaalensis)].
The decline in turf quality and growth of creeping bentgrass and annual wintergrass is a major problem on putting greens during the summer months.
Take-all patch is an important root disease of all bentgrasses. It is caused by the fungus Gaeumannomyces graminis var avenae. The disease can appear in wet, cold conditions or in warm, hot conditions when plants are experiencing stress.
Winter fusarium (Microdochium nivale) can be a tough problem on cool-season turf from autumn through to early summer. This disease is also known as ‘microdochium patch’ and the same fungus causes a disease called ‘pink snow mould’ in the US.