Disease Profiles

There are over 100 diseases that affect North Carolina turfgrasses. Fortunately, there are only about 18 turfgrass diseases that develop year after year. The following is a list of the most common diseases that affect North Carolina turfgrasses.

AlgaeLeaf SpotSlime Mold
AnthracnoseMicrodochium PatchSpring Dead Spot
Brown PatchNet BlotchSummer Patch
Copper SpotPowdery MildewWhite Patch
Damping OffPythium BlightYellow Patch
Dollar SpotPythium Root DysfunctionYellow Tuft
Fairy RingPythium Root Rot
Gray Leaf SpotRed Leaf Spot
Gray Snow MoldRed Thread
Large PatchRust