Bermuda disease, North GA

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by macgyver_GA, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. jimshack

    jimshack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    send the soil sample in, and in the mean time a good aeration may do it some good. my guess is brown patch, due to the humidity and rain we've had.
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    A good aeration has never hurt any lawn...especially a bermuda lawn in GA red clay...if I had the energy I would aerate mine 4 times per year and compost with sand and compost.
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  3. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    That area was actually aerated back in may.

    I'm gonna run by JD landscapes tomorrow morning and pick up some fungicide and bring them a soil sample.
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Price some Rubigon. :)
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  5. Boomer Sooner

    Boomer Sooner LawnSite Member
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    if you ferted first part of may, it has been way too long since last app, I dont know how much N you put down, but if you fert at 1.5lb n per 1,000 sq ft and use some cheap fungi like Daconil, if your fert has Iron even better- If you are using straight fert, you have to be back on the lawn in 30 days

    I say dollar spot big time
  6. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Putting down fert tonight, its been about 7 weeks since the first app so i'm about a week overdue. I apply every six weeks. I'm using Lesco 24-2-11 w/ 6% FE. The guy at JD landscapes told me to get a bag of T-storm granular fungicide. He said that is the most cost effective since the concentrate liquid they had was pretty pricey and they didn't have anything less than 1 gal.

    I will keep you guys posted on how that works.
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  7. clemsonturf

    clemsonturf LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 109

    just looks like coalescing dollar spot to me.

    being DRY and HOT for a significant period of time without consistant rainfall can make for a perfect recipe for dollar spot.

    the best and most economical cure is nitrogen + water.
  8. azjojo99

    azjojo99 LawnSite Member
    from S.C.
    Messages: 70

    Brown Patch/Large Patch. Don't over do it on the fert if it is still active, it will make it worse. Need to put down a fungicide then wait ~10 days then hit it with ~1 lb of N/1000.

    Water no more than once/week, early am hours (2-6am).

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