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"Name these spots"

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by jabbo, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. jabbo

    jabbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    Fertilized late april with 29-0-5 by recommended rate.We have had a good bit of rain since then with some days without sun and these spots are popping up in some spots but not in all. Any idea??? Thanks...





  2. jabbo

    jabbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

  3. jabbo

    jabbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    Anybody have any idea what this might be???
  4. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Old Dollar spot...Leaf spot...not really sure. Bottom line...if its getting worse and you arent due for a feeding..treat it with propiconizole or 3336g (chem name escapes me). Keep in mind any prolonged sun or lowering of humidity will help a lot.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2009
  5. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,290

    Go organic and make some corn meal tea. It will get rid of it fast. Here's the recipe; 1 cup corn meal to one gallon of water, let it sit for 24 hours, then spray problem solved. If you don't have any corn meal use milk 3 ounces of milk per gallon of water then spray. You can also use cornmeal as a fertilizer. Its mainly used as a fungicide.
    Corn meal can be dry spread at a rate of 10-20 pounds per 1000 square feet.
  6. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,239

    This would be Cleary's. Add some mancozeb and use both for one month, follow the next month with Eagle + daconil followed by the third month of Heritage. Then back to rotation. However these are all water soluble and applied at very high pressure. I think he needs some advise on a granular product that can be used with a spreader.
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,061

    If this is dollar spot--don't rotate to Heritage--it does not work on dollarspot. Most of the strobins do not control dollarspot. They are great on brown patch, though.

    What kind of grass is this? Rye? Fescue? St Aug?
  8. jabbo

    jabbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    The granular would be nice... But lets say that I left it alone and we had dry weather for the next few weeks, would it fix itself or not????? If not I have a buddy that has a rig to spray it with...
  9. jabbo

    jabbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    10 year old centipede!
  10. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,239

    Why not try that corn meal...I checked it out from Texas...don't know...it may work, may not. If worse comes to worse your lawn would rise and the Hot Georgia sun would bake it into muffins. Give it a try for a week or so and if still there call that friend with the skid and hit it with the Eagle repeat in about 10 days. A pint only costs about $70 from Lesco so just cover the whole lawn while he's at it. Read the label. Lesco does have a granular (T-Storm) which is Cleary's 3336 which would be a good rotation after the Eagle that you can use the spreader. However, spreaders will not get the fungicide down the soil where the fungi spores multiply.

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