Posted by Megan at 12:09 PM Friday, May 8, 2009 Labels: bermudagrass , bluegrass , dollar spot , large patch , rust , South Central , spring dead spot , summer patch , zoysiagrass
It's Friday, it's Friday, and a beautiful day it is here in Kansas. Lucky me, I have some field work scheduled for the day.
The spring rains are continuing. Large patch of zoysia is popping up all over, including in our research plots (see image). While pulling some samples of large patch in zoysia at a golf course, I also found some rust (see image).
Now that the bermudagrass is greener, symptoms of spring dead spot are becoming more apparent.
Though dollar spot is not yet active at our research facility, I heard from a superintendent that they had dollar spot active on most greens.
Here in Kansas, it's time to be thinking about summer patch in sites that have a history of this disease. For more information, you can check out this website:
It focuses on Kentucky bluegrass but information is relevant to other grasses as well.