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organic fungicide

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by NAT, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. NAT

    NAT LawnSite Member
    from Zone 7
    Messages: 96

    I would like to find a organic funicide for tallfescue,i had some thoughts of trying a compost tea or fish/kelp combo what do you think.
  2. ndunn

    ndunn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Fungicide for what? Are you trying to prevent something or kill something you already have?
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,109

    Fertilize with cracked corn or corn meal, it is a natural fungicide.
  4. NAT

    NAT LawnSite Member
    from Zone 7
    Messages: 96

    Some thing that will control or prevent brownpatch in fescue.
  5. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    corn meal is what I would try first
  6. ndunn

    ndunn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Corn meal, 20lbs/1000 for the bad areas. Remove clippings from the areas with BP (until it's gone), don't water late in the day. You gotta try and keep the grass dry at night if temperatures are warm in the evening and cool (but not cold) at night. If you heavily applied Nitrogen it may take a little longer to get it under control.

    Good luck!
  7. My experience with brown patch on home lawns is to cut ~ 2.75 to 3" high, mow weekly, fert properly, very little n in spring and summer, and water properly. follow this cultural pratice and you shouldn't need a fungicide!

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