Dollarspot

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by RigglePLC, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Too soon. The first dollarspot appeared in my lawn this week. Just a few spots--minor problem--so far.

    Warm prolonged rain yesterday--so maybe more fungus infestations will appear in the future. Probably apple scab on crab apple, too.

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  2. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ive seen tons around here in the bermuda
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  3. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dollar spot has been horrible this year over here so far.
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  4. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    Low humidity so far in Michigan always a good sign as far as outbreaks. I don't expect a bad year and I treat for a load of different fungus on different items from bent grass to apple trees, spruces, pines et all.



    I always like to see low humidity with just enough rainfall and so far this years been just that.
     
  5. dishman89

    dishman89 LawnSite Member
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  6. dishman89

    dishman89 LawnSite Member
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    Whats fungicides are working the best for you guys?
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  7. BikePilot

    BikePilot LawnSite Member
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    For those that are seeing this are your clients wanting you to treat it or do some want to "wait and see"? I run into this a lot. I am in west TN and seeing dollarspot everywhere in bermuda.
     
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I did not usually treat for dollarspot--and when I did --it did not work well.
    But ...my wife wants me to treat my own lawn. Stay tuned.
     
  9. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dollarspot in bermuda suggests not enough N, K and micronutrients. In low cut grasses, if the weather is optimal, you are going to get it. I like Eagle 20 EW for dollar spot in alternation with 3336.
     
  10. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bayleton or Banner. Here is the problem I see in dealing with dollar spot in high cut cool season turf. Increasing the N can then make brown patch and leaf spot worse.
     

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