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Disease Notes

Find information on key insects, weeds and pests, including symptoms and solutions. Select a pest from the following list to learn more:

Anthracnose

Anthracnose is most common on Poa annua grass in the UK and Ireland but has been noted...

Brown Patch

Brown Patch is not very common but it is most frequently seen on close mown areas such...

Dollar Spot

Dollar Spot lesions on leaves are a pale, bleached colour. Small (dollar size) spots...

Fairy Rings

The term 'fairy ring' is used to describe a number of turf grass diseases...

Fusarium Patch

Fusarium Patch can be a devastating disease on fine turf surfaces as the patches may...

Leaf Spot

Severe infection may thin the sward, cause dieback and leave patches with weak turf,...

Red Thread

Found on any area of turf, especially golf greens, tees, fairways, bowling greens,...

Seedling Diseases

Seedling diseases may be caused by many fungi including Microdochium nivale (Fr.)...

Take-All Patch

Take-all patch symptoms begin as a slight reddening or bronzing of bentgrass usually...

Yellow Tuft

Small spots 1-3 cm in diameter of yellowed densely tillered plants with shortened...