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Funus that turns grass leaves rust/orange color??

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by MacLawnCo, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    Ive looked through the books that i have, and i can not figure out what this may be. In approximately 40% of one of my client's lawn, there is a fungus on the blades of the grass. There are approximately a dozen patches of the fungus on each blade. From a distance it looks to be just drough stressed grass, but i noticed the fungus powder on my deck, and it appeared orangish, almost a rust color. What could it be, and how could it be treated (yes, im liscensed;) )
  2. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    I am warm season turf so I can only guess you have RUST,(Puccinia). Macozeb should help cure the problem. Add LI 700 by Loveland and it will work much better.
  3. Clay

    Clay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    Also sounds like RUST to me Mac.... RUST is the biggest culprit here on the moist west coast and is usually taken care of with an extra shot of fertilizer and bag the clippings... It is unsightly but usually doesn't do any harm to the turf... but Red Thread could be next if left untreated... Just juice it up a bit and let it outgrow the rust and all should be fine in a couple of weeks...

    Good Luck, Clay
  4. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    Sounds like rust to me also. In the past, we've had this problem extensively on our recreational fields. Both 4 Flowable Mancozeb and Bayleton are labeled for treatment.
  5. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    thanks gentlemen
  6. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    You do seem to have <a href="http://www.agcom.purdue.edu/AgCom/Pubs/BP/BP-110-W.pdf">Leaf Rust</a>

    And check this page for most disease reference: http://www.btny.purdue.edu/Pubs/#turf

    TOTALLAWN OF KY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    it might be red thread is it stringy
  8. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    definately not red thread.

    Thanks Jim for that link.
  9. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

  10. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    It is definitely RUST!!! It's running rampant here in N.E. Ohio. All the rain this summer is bringing out all kinds of disease problems.

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