Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Rain and fungus
My little fungus friend sclerotinia macrocarpa has reared it's ugly head. Hopefully the forecast is correct and the lows will hit in the forties, that should put it in check. The white that you see is the fungi's fruiting bodies, or mycelium. The presence of the mycelium lets us know it is active. Scouting for disease is an active practice we engage in and allows us to make management decisions based on solid principles.
Dollar spot is the single greatest pathogen on fairways and tees. Modern cultivars have been breed for resistance to the dollar spot fungus.