Tag: dollar spot

Effect of FeSO4 and lightweight rolling on dollar spot suppression. (Photo: Travis Roberson)

Iron sulfate and lightweight rolling for dollar spot

Dollar spot (Clarireedia spp.) is one of the most damaging turfgrass diseases worldwide. Superintendents routinely apply a wide variety of broad spectrum and site-specific fungicides to suppress dollar spot, but there are increasing alternatives to traditional fungicides employed for dollar ...

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Dollar spot foliar lesions on leaf blades of bermudagrass are one of the telltale signs of dollar spot. (Photo: Bayer)

Defeating dollar: Tips for controlling dollar spot

June 5, 2019 By
Dollar spot is a fungal disease that affects a wide variety of turfgrasses. The disease pressure of this pathogen can vary by region because its prevalence is dictated by the weather. According to Clark Throssell, Ph.D., research editor for Golfdom, ...

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Leaf spot disease symptoms (Photo: Maria Tomaso-Peterson)

Leaf spot and dollar spot on ultradwarf bermudagrass greens

Ultradwarf bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis) is the predominant putting green turf in the southern U.S. This grass, however, produces profuse amounts of thatch, which leads to increased disease pressure from leaf spot (Figure 1), caused by Bipolaris cynodontis, ...

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Syngenta rolls out new resources for dollar spot control

November 27, 2018 By
To help golf course superintendents better manage dollar spot all season long, Syngenta launched a new solutions-based website, which includes a dollar spot prediction tool, trial data, videos and more. These new resources allow superintendents to actively monitor their courses ...

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Photo: Joseph Roberts

Another day, another dollar

July 18, 2018 By and
Dollar spot (Sclerotinia homoeocarpa F.T. Bennett) is a common disease of turfgrass worldwide. Even with adequate fertility and deployment of cultural controls, multiple fungicide applications typically are required for control. While organic amendments are considered promising alternative management tools, we ...

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Photo by: Damon Smith

Predicting dollar spot just got easier

As spring approaches, some especially devastating diseases once again rear their ugly heads. Argued to be the costliest disease of turfgrass worldwide, dollar spot will be on a lot of minds and in a lot of budgets. With warmer temperatures, ...

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