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ropenwendy
10-02-2008, 11:35 AM
I was mowing our football field last week and noiticed a rust colored powder coming coming from the discharge chute on the mower. After I inspected closer and found that this powder was all over the playing section of the field. I asked my supervisor if anything had been put on the field that I was unaware of(I'm supposed to be the only one taking care of the grounds) and he didn't know of anything either. I was told it might be a fungus but sometimes we get a little extra "Help" from others. I was wondering if anyone would know what this is and How do I get rid of it?

CBramble
10-02-2008, 05:32 PM
Its a fungus called Rust.

http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/FactSheets/turfrust/rust.htm

Greenleaf Property MGT
10-03-2008, 09:13 PM
spot on CB it is rust

MIKE72K
10-04-2008, 10:42 PM
This is rust. Fert real good let it grow tall then bag it. Clean your equipment real well so you don't spread it. This is cheaper and safer than using a fungicide.