Orange Residue????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SJH Landscaping, Oct 10, 2002.

  1. SJH Landscaping

    SJH Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Everytime I cut this one customer's yard I get this orange residue all over the mower and other equipment. Could it be pollen or a fungus? I don't know.:confused:
     
  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's a fungus called rust. Does not do a whole lot of dammage but will thin the turf. I cut 3 yards with it today. One of them was mine.

    Mark
     
  3. SJH Landscaping

    SJH Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    How do you treat it?
     
  4. CMerLand

    CMerLand LawnSite Senior Member
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    Fertilize the lawn. Rust attacks turf, primarily perrenial rye growing under low fertility. You can treat with a fungicide but not really necessary, and collect the clippings when you mow to remove the pathogen.
     
  5. SJH Landscaping

    SJH Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the Info.:)
     
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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  7. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    Have you checked into this? Is it in fact rust disease?


    Gravely_Man
     

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