TAG: Turf Disease

Properly identify brown patch

March 8, 2019By
Photo: Lane Tredway

Brown spots on lawns can appear due to a variety of turf pests and diseases, but a common culprit is brown patch. Experts offer their tips for properly identifying and treating the disease. read more

PBI-Gordon to intro Union Fungicide SC

February 13, 2019By

PBI-Gordon Corp. is developing Union Fungicide SC, formulated to provide turf disease control. read more

Amvac releases new herbicide and fungicide, Oreon fungicide to be renamed Premion

September 29, 2017By

Amvac Chemical Corp., based in Newport Beach, Calif., launched Scepter T&O 70WDG Herbicide and FF III turf fungicide. Scepter, which contains the active ingredient imazaquin, is a selective postemergent herbicide that provides control of hard-to-control weeds in turf and landscape ornamentals, according to the company. FF III is a turf disease product in a dry granular formulation that includes three active ingredients: PCNB,... read more

How to ID turf diseases

September 8, 2017By
illustrations: David Preiss

When the ‘disease triangle’ is present in a lawn, problems can crop up. Turf disease isn’t only an unsightly nuisance for homeowners. It can also be extremely damaging for lawns if not treated properly. For a disease to cause a problem, three components—referred to as the disease triangle—must first exist: a host, a pathogen and a conducive environment. The host... read more

Clients’ 10 biggest lawn care gripes

September 1, 2003By

As the IPM homeowner specialist for the University of Georgia, I talk to an inquisitive public each day. Many times, I'm called for second opinions and used as a sounding board for public skepticism that, too often, is directed towards the lawn service industry. read more