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TAG: turf diseases

Man versus nature: Diagnosing turf problems

June 30, 2020By
Grill that could cause possible turf damage (Photo: LM Staff)

When diagnosing turf problems, don’t blame a disease until all other avenues, such as man-made damage, are first considered. read more

Take back your turf

January 16, 2019By
Crabgrass (Photo: Gil del rosario, Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of Dow DuPont)

Crabgrass and goosegrass are two of the most prevalent turf nuisances in the country. Here are a few tips LCOs can use to identify and control these troublesome grassy weeds. Crabgrass Know your enemy: Upright-growing, summer annual grassy weed that grows in patches; Yellowish-green in color; As it germinates, the wide leaf blade is generally wider than turfgrasses; Large crabgrass... read more

The low-down on disease

November 15, 2016By

  Spring’s warm, moist weather is the perfect breeding ground for turf and ornamental diseases, so lawn care operators should be proactive to keep problems at bay. Spring’s warm, moist weather is the perfect breeding ground for the fungal spores that cause most turf and ornamental diseases. From curled, spotted leaves, to discolored patches of turf, diseases in the lawn... read more