Curvularia

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ArchiesLawns, May 25, 2003.

  1. ArchiesLawns

    ArchiesLawns LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 124

    What is curvularia?
     
  2. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    Curvularia is a saprophytical root borne fungus denoted by the cellular structure when seen under a microscope. It is important to know the difference between this and say, Fusarium spp of fungus.
    Curvularia is a necrotizing fungus, meaning the plant basically consumes itself from with-in.
    The pathogen/disease cycle makes id'ing very important, very quickly, as the roots are generally effected first, then foliar mass.
    Another interesting note: Curvularia exists in several different spp through out the varieties of both C3 and C4 turfgrasses. This is not just a disease associated with C3 only.
     

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