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Treating Red Thread

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Shuter, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    How do you guys treat for Red Thread?? and what's the best way to control/prevent it?
  2. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    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.
  3. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Had a wicked case last year. Heavy dose of N will do the trick
  4. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    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.

  5. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    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.
  6. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    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!

    good luck
  7. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Thanks TSM. I use the one in Mashpee now.. Gil there is quite knowledgeable.
  8. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    What the price in your area to spay Broadleaf weed killer and pre m on 360,000 sf. Thanks
  9. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    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.

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