Anthracnose of Commercial Turfgrass (PPFS-OR-T-04)

Anthracnose is primarily a disease of intensely managed turfgrass, such as creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass, on golf course putting greens. Outbreaks are generally induced by environmental conditions or cultural practices that result in stress to the turf. The anthracnose pathogen can incite a foliar blight phase or the more destructive basal rot phase.

This newly revised publication discusses symptoms, signs, cause, conditions favoring disease, and management tools for turfgrass anthracnose.

Anthracnose of Commercial Turfgrass (PPFS-OR-T-04) is available online.

For additional publications on turf and lawn diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.

 

Cheryl Kaiser, Extension Plant Pathology Support and Paul Vincelli, Extension Plant Pathologist

 

 

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