Ryegrass w/ white powder on tips???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TurfPro, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. TurfPro

    TurfPro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    I noticed one of my lawns that was re-seeded with ryegrass for winter color ,has developed a white powdery substance on the tips of the blades,,,,,,what gives?? any ideas. All the info I have on Ryegrass says nothing about this condition.

    Any thoughts welcome

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 665

    Probably Powdery Mildew. A fungal infection.

    Basically harmless. Just looks bad.
  3. What type turf did you seed? Weather conditions? Sounds like powdery mildew to me.
  4. TurfPro

    TurfPro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    I overseeded a crappy bermuda/centipede lawn...weather: low's in the 40's highs in the 60's-70's no rain,just irrigation. Also I noticed that some of the tips are slightly brown and shriveled. The cust applied a winter fert 2 days ago also.

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