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r.eckley
10-06-2008, 01:57 PM
After mowing two ballfields at school this morn. my mower had a red dust all over it. I have had a black dust before but never red. Just wondered if any can tell me what it is?

Squirter
10-06-2008, 02:11 PM
been there, done that. i'm told it's "rust fungus". my experience is the color is more of a burnt orange...for whatever that's worth.

also, what type of grass are you mowing??? rye? kbg? fescue?

Jason Rose
10-06-2008, 03:26 PM
Ive noticed it here too, at least a few weeks ago up till this last week. My Grasshopper is brown/tan but the front of the deck and casters were rust red! Oddly the yellow Walker dosn't pick it up. Must be only certian lawns it was on.

1MajorTom
10-06-2008, 05:19 PM
here is another recent thread about rust that you can read. also a link is posted in it for more info.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=2541529#post2541529

Jason Rose
10-06-2008, 05:28 PM
I know I already posted, but after looking at the other thread I noticed something... When I was getting the "rust" on the front of the mower, I didn't notice the grass having the rust on it. Maybe it was in a small enough quanity that I couldn't see it. Either that or I wasn't paying attention. :p

topsites
10-06-2008, 06:11 PM
Could've been a certain type of mushroom.

David Haggerty
10-06-2008, 08:32 PM
It could have been a cheleated iron treatment. The powdered kind is a little cheaper than the peletized iron.

http://www.interstateproducts.com/chelated_iron_lawns_.htm