Brown Ring Patch

nimda Advice on caring for turf

J.E. Kaminski, Department of Plant Science & F.P. Wong, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California INTRODUCTION Brown ring patch, also known as Waitea patch, is a “new” disease of annual bluegrass putting greens that has recently appeared in the western, Midwestern and northeastern United States. The disease is caused by a species closely related to Rhizoctonia oryzae and R. zeae, which are known to cause sheath …

Mowing can affect turfgrass quality

nimda Advice on caring for turf

Mowing the lawn is the most frequent turfgrass management practice and probably one the average person does not think about much. But mowing can affect turfgrass quality as much as any other cultural practice. Proper mowing includes cutting at the recommended height, mowing often enough so that no more than one-third of the leaf tissue is removed, keeping the blade …

Controlling brown patch on turf grasses

nimda Advice on caring for turf

No doubt, brown patch is the most damaging disease of warm-season turf grasses in Georgia. Many turf grasses, including tall fescue, zoysia grass and Bermuda grass, are susceptible to this fungal disease. Excessive nitrogen fertility levels and thatch often lead to outbreaks of brown patch. This disease usually develops on lawns during periods of wet, overcast weather in late spring …