Turf Diseases


Anthracnose typically infects turfgrass, particulary Wintergrass during warm weather

Brown Patch

The symptoms of Brown Patch can vary depending on the grass cultivar, climatic and

Dollar Spot

Dollar Spot causes sunken, circular patches that measure up to 5 cm in diameter on

Fading out

Curvularia is mostly secondary disease after primary pathogens such as Spring Dead

Fairy Rings

The term 'Fairy Ring' is used to describe a number of turfgrass diseases where soil

Microdochium Patch

Microdochium Patch can be a devastating disease on fine turf surfaces as the patches

Grey Leaf Spot

The symptoms of Grey Leaf Spot vary depending on the grass cultivar. On St. Augustine

Large Patch

Large patch develops on warm-season grasses. Fairways - treat in May & early spring!

Leaf Spot/Melting-Out

Leaf Spot (melting-out) causes purplish-brown to black spots with tan centers on the

Mole Crickets

Mole Crickets burrow in soil instead of living above ground like other crickets. Mole

Pythium Root Rot

Pythium Root Rot is common on highly maintained turf, such as golf course greens

Necrotic Ring Spot

Necrotic Ring Spot first appears as small light green spots and progresses to thinned

Powdery Mildew

The disease first appears on the leaves as individual tufts of fine, white mycelium

Pythium Blight

Pythium Blight appears suddenly during hot, humid weather. The disease can spread

Red Thread

Red Thread causes patches that are reddish-brown in colour and 2.5 to 10 cm in

Take-All Patch

Take-All Patch symptoms begin as a slight reddening or bronzing of bentgrass usually


Rust diseases cause light yellow flecks initially on the leaf blades and sheaths. The

Spring Dead Spot

Spring Dead Spot

Infected Bermudagrass and Kikuyugrass shows disease symptoms as it emerges from

Summer Patch

Summer Patch appears as circular or irregularly shaped patches that measure from

Waitea Patch

Waitea Patch

Waitea patch is an emerging problem on annual bluegrass.

White Grubs

White Grubs live in the root systems of plants and may cause severe damage over a