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Old 09-13-2013, 02:35 PM
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Rust

My lawn has "rust" real bad this year with all the humidity I think. I was told that if you see rust to fertilize the (N) will get rid of it but my lawn was just fertilized a week earlier. Also dry conditions can cause rust but it has not been dry. Very humid with decent amount of rain. My shoes are orange when I walk across my lawn. What is best to get rid of rust? Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:22 PM
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When I got rust we decided to just kill the entire lawn and start over. That was several years ago and my lawn is lush green now and almost no weeds
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:32 PM
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You can do a fungicide, but there is really no reason to treat for rust.

It does no real harm to the lawn, and fungicides are generally toxic.

In about a week, it will probably be gone with the lower temps coming your way.



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Old 09-13-2013, 08:12 PM
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You are correct, Gabby, more rapid growth, as caused by nitrogen helps to clear-up rust--which is a fall disease.
Rust is common on perennial rye grass. Particularly newly seeded rye. Particularly in the fall.

With luck it will disappear about the time of frost...until next fall.

Search the seed catalogs or websites for perennial rye that claims to be rust resistant. "Good disease resistance" is not enough. Take a look at Apple GL rye for instance.
http://mtviewseeds.com/turf/ryegrass.php

And if you can get more bluegrass started that would probably help. Some bluegrasses are also rust sensitive, but its a different species of rust. Again shop the seed catalogs and sites carefully.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:39 PM
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It does no real harm to the lawn, and fungicides are generally toxic.



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I don't believe this is true. The areas I spot seeded earlier this year are thinning out to about half of what they were from the rust.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:42 PM
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You are correct, Gabby, more rapid growth, as caused by nitrogen helps to clear-up rust--which is a fall disease.
Rust is common on perennial rye grass. Particularly newly seeded rye. Particularly in the fall.

With luck it will disappear about the time of frost...until next fall.

Search the seed catalogs or websites for perennial rye that claims to be rust resistant. "Good disease resistance" is not enough. Take a look at Apple GL rye for instance.
http://mtviewseeds.com/turf/ryegrass.php

And if you can get more bluegrass started that would probably help. Some bluegrasses are also rust sensitive, but its a different species of rust. Again shop the seed catalogs and sites carefully.
Riggle yeah the new areas I reseeded in the spring have it real bad. I just can't believe how bad the rust is about a week after being fertilized.
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