Managing Spring Dead Spot of Bermudagrass (PPFS-OR-T-13)
Spring dead spot is the most destructive disease of bermudagrass in Kentucky. The most serious outbreaks occur under high maintenance conditions; e.g., high nitrogen fertility, low mowing height, and frequent traffic. Moderate to severe outbreaks can occur under low-maintenance conditions as well. A newly revised publication discusses spring dead spot symptoms, cause, disease development, and management on bermudagrass.
Managing Spring Dead Spot of Bermudagrass (PPFS-OR-T-13) is available online.
For additional publications on turfgrass diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.
By Paul Vincelli, Extension Plant Pathologist