Turfgrass Disease Team



Welcome to The Ohio State University Turfgrass Disease Team web site! The purpose of this web site is to update you about the important turfgrass diseases, as well as inform you of new research findings in the area. Check out our publications and disease updates for more information on specific diseases.

To learn more about us visit the "People" page on the left navigation bar. Here you will find our contact information. This website contains an RSS feed RSSso be sure to subscribe so that you can receive current updates about plant diseases occurring right now in Ohio. These updates can be found on the "Turf Disease Updates" page. The "Sampling" page will be of interest to those needing answers from the experts and "Publications" will contain any recent research we have done on turfgrass diseases or articles, such as fact sheets. For more information and full articles click on the green titles. If you have questions please feel free to contact us!

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Recent Publications

March 3, 2015

Get updated on the disease Anthracnose Basal Rot.

September 10, 2014

Over the Labor Day weekend Gray Leaf Spot has been active and confirmed in several locations in central and southern Ohio. This can be a very destructive disease to perennial ryegrass. If this disease is suspected and you would like confirmation send samples to the OSU Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic; ppdc.osu.edu

May 1, 2014

An excellent article on crabgrass strategies. This article was written by Dr. John R. Street, Pamela J. Sherratt and David S. Gardner.

Recent Turf Disease Updates

June 19, 2015

Rain + hot temps = disease. Joe Rimelspach and Todd Hicks with the latest disease update.

June 12, 2015

Joe Rimselspach and Todd Hicks with timely disease updates for June 2015.

March 20, 2015

Recommendations to recover from snow mold and more in this edition of Turf Tips featuring Joe Rimelspach.