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Rust colored powder on football field

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by ropenwendy, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. ropenwendy

    ropenwendy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I was mowing our football field last week and noiticed a rust colored powder coming coming from the discharge chute on the mower. After I inspected closer and found that this powder was all over the playing section of the field. I asked my supervisor if anything had been put on the field that I was unaware of(I'm supposed to be the only one taking care of the grounds) and he didn't know of anything either. I was told it might be a fungus but sometimes we get a little extra "Help" from others. I was wondering if anyone would know what this is and How do I get rid of it?
  2. CBramble

    CBramble LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

  3. Greenleaf Property MGT

    Greenleaf Property MGT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    spot on CB it is rust
  4. MIKE72K

    MIKE72K LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    This is rust. Fert real good let it grow tall then bag it. Clean your equipment real well so you don't spread it. This is cheaper and safer than using a fungicide.

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