Spring Dead Spot of Turf
Ophiosphaerella narmari, Ophiosphaerella korrae
Leptosphaeria narmari, Leptosphaeria korrae.
Description:A fungal disease that causes circular, whitish patches of dead turf about 30-50 cm in diameter in winter that are most noticeable in spring when the turf resumes active growth.
Winter Grass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Bentgrass, Fescues, Ryegrass.
Couch Grass (Cynodon dactylon), South African Couch (Cynodon transvaalensis) and many of its hybrids are very susceptible.
Biology:The fungus damages the roots in late summer.
Life Cycle:Origin and History:
Management and Control:
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