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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Shuter, Apr 4, 2003.
How do you guys treat for Red Thread?? and what's the best way to control/prevent it?
A good smack of N will help the lawn out grow it! Thats the most effective remedy that I know of. Fungicide is not very effective and too expensive.
Had a wicked case last year. Heavy dose of N will do the trick
Red thread is a disease that affects susceptible hosts that are stressed by a lack of N. Proper fertilization, reduce compaction, improve drainage and use of disease resistant turf cultivars are your best cultural preventions for the spread of red thread. Good luck.
I have several lawns that get hit every year. Nitrogen does help, but I am not risking it with these few lawns I know will get hit. I use Bayleton Granular Fungicide as a preventative. Red Thread hits fine fescue lawns hard when temps are around 50-60 and you get prolonged wet periods. Apply Bayleton on the more succeptible lawns just prior to that. Bayleton is fairly inexpensive, and very easy to spread.
Red Thread is a huge problem in this area. Fescues, Ryes, Bents and even older Blue grass lawns
We apply 5#'s N per season (1# x 5 apps) and still have a problem. We use Bayleton, one of the better products still labeled for residential lawns.
There is a new Lesco Service Center opening (or already open) in Dennis. Ask for Don, this man knows turf diseases, he could be a real asset to you!
Thanks TSM. I use the one in Mashpee now.. Gil there is quite knowledgeable.
What the price in your area to spay Broadleaf weed killer and pre m on 360,000 sf. Thanks
That's a whole lot a nitrogen dude. How do you keep up with the mowing. I have never heard of any good program putting down much more that 3#'s per season.