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Old 07-18-2014, 04:54 PM
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Maybe it’s my mission in life (however misguided it might be) to get people to stop saying “fungus” when they think they’ve got a disease problem and just say what disease they’re dealing with.
After I treat my fungus with a fungicide (diseaseicide??) I am going to walk my lawn looking for more fungus and then order a Pizza ai Funghi with extra funghi...as I wear my "There's a fungus among us" T-shirt.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:36 PM
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Curious as to the prices for that...

Sounds like a curative treatment, what about preventative? Some of just use granular and don't spray though.
Yes VERY pricey ron mexico. Well worth the cost and no worries of a callback.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:20 PM
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[QUOTE=Skipster;5077571]

#4 Washing your mower will reduce disease incidence? This one has been proven false in numerous university trials. All turf disease pathogens are soil borne organisms. They are ubiquitous in the environment, so washing your mower has no impact on them. There will still be thousands of turf diseases pathogens in each gram of soil, no matter how many times you wash off your mower.

What about aerators? In reading Cornell University's report on Summer Patch on Turfgrass
http://ccesuffolk.org/assets/Horticu...-Turfgrass.pdf
Cornell states in the last sentence in the section of Disease Cycle "The pathogen may also be spread by movement of infected plant material and on mechanical equipment". Skipster would you know which equipment they are referring to and what is the process to remove the pathogen from the equipment. Does a 10% bleach solution have any effect.

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Old 07-26-2014, 09:55 PM
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Another interesting point Cornell makes is this" Do not apply even small amounts of fertilizer during the June-August stress period because this will tend to stimulate the disease." This is located under Management Strategies.
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