Fairy Ring?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by MNmasterEXTERMINATOR, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. MNmasterEXTERMINATOR

    MNmasterEXTERMINATOR LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone used Heritage (syngenta) or Prostar fungicide to control Fairy ring? I have heard this fungus is difficult to control. If anyone has dealt with this with bad or good results I would like to hear about it.
    What other chemicals are available that might be better than these two?
    What rate did you apply the fungicide?
    any other help would be great.
    Thanks, Rick
     
  2. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    The best way to deal with fairy ring is to keep the rest of the lawn fertilized to make it not so noticeable. its very hard to control.
     
  3. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Used Prostar on bent greens back in my golf course days. The rings were most obvious when we were keeping the greens 'lean' (low N), so Indyturf's suggestion probably makes the most sense for lawns..... Prostar isn't cheap.

    The soil in the rings themselves seems to get very tightly compacted, so periodic aeration and summer drenching should also help.
     
  4. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    I have used Prostar twice. Both times the rings went away. I used it at the higher rate. However, I am not sure it was the Prostar. I had a lengthy talk with a disease specialist. Because I see results I do not immediately conclude it is because of something I did. Especially when it comes to diseases. This guys recommendations were proper fertility, aeration, and dethatching His studies also indicated the disease ran a cycle. It generally entered lawns in years 3-5 and lasted about 5-7 years. I had a customer vigorously rake the affected areas. The rings went away.
     
  5. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Cleary just came out with a new fungicide specifically to control FR. It is called "Endorse". Don't know how good it works though.
     
  6. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 431

    I had some fairy ring in my Bermuda at home last year which I believed to be due to too much compaction of soil & organic debris caused by in-laws backing the car on to the area( they are very old & can't see to back out).
    I aerated the area twice,once in early Fall and again in late Winter and it disappeared and fail to show it's ugly head this Spring. I'm not 100% certain if this helped but I figured it didn't hurt. Has anyone here tried this before ?
     

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