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red thread" to treat or not to treat thats the question"

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Jun 7, 2001.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,431

    we go through this year after year. this yr. it's bad. red thread is on some lawns ,the phone is ringing. i am telling them to let the fertilizer application push it out.
    what are you doing about red thread?
    ant
     
  2. MATTHEW

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    HEY, I TELL THEM THE SAME THING, AND IT WOULD BE
    TRUE IF THE CONDITIONS THAT FAVOR THE SPREAD OF
    IT WOULD CHANGE. IF IT IS REALLY A PROBLEM TO THEM
    THEN GO AHEAD AND SELL A FUNGICIDE. TELL THEM IT
    WILL NEED TO BE RE-APPLIED EVERY 30 DAYS AND THAT
    GOLF COURSES DO IT ON A REGULAR BASIS.IT WILL BE
    PRICY, BUT YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED HOW MANY PEOPLE
    WILL SAY "JUST DO IT";)
     
  3. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Posts: 481

    In Seattle we see it around Nov. & Dec. with no snow cover they see it. Don't treat with a fungicide. It will go away, aeration works great: GO www.rootsinc.com . I was in NJ over the holiday and the soil was Shale, in S.Jersey it is sand....what soil are you?
    Try to get $40 an app. here...... :p
    [​IMG]
     
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    I wouldnt use fungicides,they can be a little harsh on the microorganisms in the lawn,a lot of them are benefitial-it will wipe them out too.Just hit it with fertilzert and grow it out,unless its real bad.I use them on the golf course,every 17-30 days from late may to september-Id have no greens left if i didnt.
     
  5. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,431

    sandy soil 75% of them
     
  6. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Posts: 481

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