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Old 10-02-2012, 03:07 PM
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red thread in newly overseeded lawn

i overseeded labor day weekend and overseeded a few areas that still looked thin last weekend. the lawn is coming in beautifully but the last 5 days have been raining on and off, no sun, very cool and even coolerat night. this morning i noticed a couple of spots of red thread which i recognized because i dealt with it in the spring. i aplied milorganite to the areas with red thread and that took care of it. could i do the same now even thou i just recently overseeded. or maybe even apply some starter fertilizer?
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:37 AM
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Does the soil drain OK???
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:46 AM
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i overseeded labor day weekend and overseeded a few areas that still looked thin last weekend. the lawn is coming in beautifully but the last 5 days have been raining on and off, no sun, very cool and even coolerat night. this morning i noticed a couple of spots of red thread which i recognized because i dealt with it in the spring. i aplied milorganite to the areas with red thread and that took care of it. could i do the same now even thou i just recently overseeded. or maybe even apply some starter fertilizer?
Hit it w fert and it will push out, red threads not a root killer
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:18 PM
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Thank you.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:39 PM
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Not sure what drainage has to do with red thread, but whatever.

humble1 has great advice.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:03 AM
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Not sure what drainage has to do with red thread...

I'm positive you meant that sincerely... I'm sure that many Pros haven't a clue how one affests another... I understand that most 'pros' don't grasp the relationship between the environment, soil and plant disease...

Squirt&Fert Rules...
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:17 AM
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Treat the problem or treat the symptom... I found some good websites that discuss in a bit of detail some of the issues that cause the red thread to occur... It would be worth looking into if one wanted to understand why a particular lawn is more susceptible to the disease than another...

The band-aid approach, the window dressing approach, the superficial solution is what politicians repeat over and over to suckers and that seems to satisfy the problems, until the next time,,, but Professional LCOs need to have a better understanding of the real world of living things... botany is not learned about in the 30 second soundbites between commercials, the way gov't is learned about; botany requires thought...
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:31 AM
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O most wizened one, way to not answer the question.

If you want to solve red thread issues, don't use grass varieties that are susceptible to red thread.

Right plant, right place.

You don't plant a cattail in the middle of the desert or a cactus in a swamp.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:44 AM
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The whole is greater than the sum of its parts... pick and choose which parts you want to address, sit down and watch Dancing on TV,,, your job is done... so am I...
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:01 PM
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smallaxe is only hard to understand if your just a licensed applicator and not a licensed technician.

Most people get their license so they "can do" applications.
Few get their license because at some point, they're going to "have" to apply something requiring it.

What smallaxe is saying is. A licensed "technician" knows how "not to get" something like Large Patch, but also knows if it occurs there is something to apply that will help to "control" it.

Now a licensed "applicator" pretty much just knows how to apply products. Not how to apply horticulture.

If you don't have a horticultural understanding of the environment. Then you will only always be a licensed "applicator" always applying something other than knowledge and understanding...
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