Saturday, July 13, 2013

Disease outbreak!!

The perfect storm.
Conditions for the disease "dollar spot" were extremely high. Dr. Rick Latin of Purdue university says that the disease pressure for this pathogen was the greatest he has seen in fifteen years of collecting data. Combine that kind of pressure with high winds and rain (the type of weather that prevents fungicide applications), and some areas are going to get whacked!
The disease is purely cosmetic, curative applications have been made and the turf is growing out of the damage. The turf should be mostly recovered in a few days.
Discover a long term control for this pathogen and you win the lottery!
Briar fest tonight!

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