1. Brown Ring Patch/Waitea Patch

    Jul 7, 2015

    As of yesterday several cases of Brown Ring Patch / WaiteaPatch (Waitea circinata var circinata) on Poa annua have been reported. The disease is often active during the transition period of winter/spring to hot early summer like weather conditions, i.e. like we are having in Ohio this week. Even though the disease maybe wide spread on greens and surrounds (we have seen on tees) and the symptoms can be very noticeable, in most cases serious damage does not occur.

  2. Summer Patch Treatment

    Jul 7, 2015

    Questions are coming in about the timing of the first application of fungicides for Summer Patch. Usually the recommendations are for the first application to go down when:

    Soil temperatures are 65° At a 3 inch depth For 3 consecutive days

    Due to the unusual warm weather and the likelihood that a cool down will occur, it may be wise to wait a bit longer for the first application. Also some researchers are recommending waiting until soil temperatures are closer 70-75° F before making the first application.

  3. Red Thread and Leaf Spot are Active!

    Jul 7, 2015

    By Joe Rimelspach

  4. Snow Mold: Tips to Recover

    Jul 7, 2015

    Joe posted an article on the BuckeyeTurf website highlighting a few tips on how to recover from pink snow mold damage. Read the article here!

  5. Hot + Wet + Humid Weather = Disease

    Jul 7, 2015

    Joe Rimelspach- June 2, 2010

    Brown patch

  6. Nostoc Balls, Color Loss, Crabgrass and More

    Jul 7, 2015


  7. Fungicides, Red Thread, Leaf Spots, Patch Diseases and Dollar Spot

    Jul 7, 2015

    2010 Fungicide Recommendations for Turfgrass:

    Fungicide recommendations for 2010 for turfgrass are now available. This year’s revisions on turfgrass fungicide recommendations can be found under the publications section for the latest version of “Management of Turfgrass Diseases” Bulletin L-187. Please be advised that the copy available on Ohioline is an old version and some recommendations are not complete.

  8. Broadleaf Weeds, Frost Injury and Disease Highlights

    Jul 7, 2015

    April 22, 2010, Current Problems Noted on Lawns:

  9. Snow Mold - how much damage and what can be done?

    Jul 7, 2015

    As the snow begins to recede a key question for the turf manager is how much snow mold damage will there be? Due to the prolonged snow cover this winter chances are high that there will be much more damage from this diseases than experienced in recent years.

  10. Lawns Coming Out of Winter

    Jul 7, 2015

    J.W. Rimelspach, Turf Pathology Program Specialist

    The following are situations that may be seen in lawns at this time of year. Some of these may require some care and others will recover with new growth as spring conditions develop and the turf plants grow.