Originally Posted by Think Green
Yes, here in Jonesboro, we are starting to see quite a number of lawns coming out of dormancy with what appears to be Brown patch fungus. It has been cool here and totally wet. Temps have soared up to 80+ then at night down to 45. Greenup has been awesome and other things coming into season faster than normal. However, I see no need to control this fungus as long as the conditions impair me from getting product down. Heritage, Banner max and such products is way too expensive to just throw around on unstable weather conditions. I hope that this weather snap will end soon and get some product down to stop the spread. I plan on using......Cleary's and wait till hot weather before applying fertilizer.
I agree about the fert. I haven't put any down yet and customers are getting antsy. Of course the DIY's have put it down way back in March. I'm fairly new to disease treatment but as I understand it N will only encourage brown patch, correct. I did read a thread in which Ric mentioned he can usually "outgrow" BP. Not sure exactly what he meant by that?