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Bayer Solutions provides answers for diseases that plague golf course turf. This information was assembled by the Bayer Green Solutions Team with valuable input from Bayer development scientists and area sales managers to provide key insights on the most common disease problems of turfgrass on golf courses.

 



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Stressgard Formulation Technology

Bayer fungicides with Stressgard Formulation Technology (Stressgard FT) offer benefits like outstanding disease control, stress management and plant health for turfgrass.
Stress Gard Formulation Technology

Microdochium Patch

A tough problem on cool-season turf in late winter through early summer. This disease is also known as “Fusarium patch” in older references or as “pink snow mould,” though it can develop when snow is absent.
Fusarium Patch

Summer Patch
Caused by Magnaporthe poae, is a root, crown and stem disease of annual and Kentucky bluegrasses, and fine fescues that develops under periods of plant stress during warm and hot weather conditions.
Summer Patch

Snow Mould
Pink and gray snow moulds are devastating turf diseases that occur on golf course putting greens, tees, and fairways in the presence of snow cover.
Snow Mould

Anthracnose
The decline in turf quality and growth of creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass is a major problem on putting greens during the summer months. Both biotic (diseases) and abiotic stresses (high temperature, high relative humidity, excessive soil moisture, poor air movement) may be contributing factors to the severity of summer decline. 
Anthracnose

Summer Decline
Anthracnose foliar blight and basal rot caused by Colletotrichum cereale, are primarily diseases of annual bluegrass and creeping bentgrass greens under stress conditions. 
Summer Decline

Brown Patch
Brown patch is a common disease caused by the soilborne fungus Rhizoctonia solani. It causes foliar blighting of nearly all cool-season turfgrass species which include creeping bentgrass, perennial ryegrass, Poa spp. and tall fescue.
Brown Patch

DeltaGard SC Labeled for Control of Ticks
A trusted broad spectrum pyrethroid insecticide registered for control of ants, chinch bugs, cutworm and sod webworm on turfgrass, DeltaGard SC is now also labeled to control ticks.
Tick Control


Dollar Spot
 
Dollar Spot is a widespread and very destructive turfgrass disease that can be observed throughout the year in Canada. 
Dollar Spot


Leaf Spot and Melting Out
Leaf spot and melting out are diseases of cool season turf caused by fungal pathogens in the genera Dreschlera, Marielliottia, Bipolaris and Exserohilum.
Leaf Spot


Pythium
Pythium turf diseases cause real problems for golf course superintendents. Four major diseases are caused by various Pythium species: high and low temperature blights, root rot and root dysfunction.
Pythium


White Grubs in Turf
 
Integrated management programs that include the strategic use of insecticides should be utilized to control these damaging root feeders.
White Grubs 

Take-all Patch 
Take-all survives as mycelium on previously infected roots and it can be a recurring problem on infected plants.
Take-all Patch


Winter Injury and Turf Recovery
Turfgrass survival under ice; fungicide longevity and snow mould clean-up; Early spring cool season disease solutions.
Winter Injury


Pharaoh Ants
Pharaoh ants (Monomorium pharaonis) are small, yellow ants that are considered a major pest in many parts of the world.
Pharaoh Ants


Blacklegged Ticks
Blacklegged ticks (BLT) can carry bacteria that cause Lyme disease, and are a major public health concern.
Blacklegged Ticks

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