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NEW UPDATES: July 4, 2014

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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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - Thursday, December 11, 2014

Recent Publications

June 11, 2014

Get updated on the disease Anthracnose Basal Rot.

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.

April 21, 2014

If you have questions about "Grassology" please read this article by Mike Richardson and Doug Karcher from the University of Arkansas.

Recent Turf Disease Updates

July 18, 2014

Varied weather patterns have resulted in a variety of diseases popping up throughout the region. This week, Joe discusses some of the most common issues in golf turf and high cut turf including anthracnose and necrotic ring spot.

July 11, 2014

Todd and Joe discuss turf issues that professionals have encountered over the past week and look forward at the upcoming rain event and remainder of the summer.

July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day! In this week's video, Joe Rimelspach discusses talks about some of the samples he's received and what he's seen in the field including slime mold, necrotic ring spot and more.