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NEW UPDATES: September 10, 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

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

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.

Recent Turf Disease Updates

September 8, 2014

Dr. David Shetlar discusses how to identify damage from white grubs and how to remedy the problem before skunks and racoons tear up your turf!

August 25, 2014

Recent heat and humidity have our local plant pathologists grinning from ear to ear! Find out what's been popping up and what to look for in the coming weeks. PLUS...Joe takes the ice bucket challenge!

August 14, 2014