Turfgrass Disease Team


NEW UPDATES: Selecting Turfgrasses for Lawns and Gray Leaf Spot -First Report

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

August 20, 2015
A comparison of turfgrasses, growth characterisitics, environmental requirements and management strategies.


August 12, 2015

Download the updated "Fungicides for Residental Turfgrass" sheet today!

May 5, 2015

We've updated the "Families of Fungicides for Turfgrass" table! May 2015

Recent Turf Disease Updates

September 12, 2015

Hopefully you've been able to stay ahead of the curve up to this point! Cooling temps will once again provide ideal conditions for dollar spot. Also, red and black shoes...
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August 29, 2015

The weather has been ideal throughout most of the region, yet reports of disease and possible fungicide resistance continue to pop up. Find out the latest from the plant pathology team of Joe Rimelspach and Todd Hicks in this week's Turf Tips.

August 20, 2015

On Aug 19, 2015 Ohio had its first confirmed case of Gray Leaf Spot (GLS) in Ohio. The site is in Columbus and has had the disease in past years. The turf manager suspects that the GLS may have been developing in late July.