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BROWN PATCH??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SJR Lawncare, Jul 4, 2000.

  1. SJR Lawncare

    SJR Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    How can I be certain that one of my customers lawn has brown patch? There are patches of tan dead areas. I guess this is BP and should be treated as such. Any comments or help would be appreciated.<br>THANKS SJR.<p>----------<br>SJR Lawncare<br>
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Caused by Rhizoctonia solani, most active on wet, over-fertilized lawns in HOT weather.<p>In humid weather, the outer edge of each patch may have a dark gray to dark purple ring early in the morning when covered with dew.<p>Water lawn mid-day 10 minutes each zone, every day. Reduce nitrogen and treat with broad-spectrum fungicide as needed.
     
  3. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    SJR,<p>There is a book called &quot;Managing Turfgrass Pests&quot; by Watschke,Derdoeden, and Shetlar which I think helped me in the identification of disease and bug problems. Great Book
     
  4. OP
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    SJR Lawncare

    SJR Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Thanks for the help guys, the customer decieded to treat it himself. Oh well..<p>SJR
     

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