We’ve all heard of the K.I.S.S. method when doing any task that shouldn’t be difficult under most circumstances. Staying with that theme, let’s keep it simple!
1. It’s been wet.
2. It’s about to warm up.
3. You better be ready for disease outbreaks, especially on highly maintained turf areas like golf course putting greens.
The most likely culprits will be Microdochium patch (cool and warm-season turfgrasses), yellow patch (cool-season turfgrasses), cream leaf blight (bermudagrass putting greens), and Pythium blight (all turfgrasses). This is especially true for those of you managing bermudagrass putting greens or baseball infields that have been under covers.
If you think you have a disease problem and can’t identify it on your own, you can submit a sample to the NC State Turfgrass Diagnostics Lab. Directions can be found by clicking here.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!