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  • Fusarium mould on lawn grass
  • Lawn grass with fusarium disease
  • Fusarium mould on lawn grass

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Fusarium

Fusarium is a fungal disease of lawns. It causes grass leaves to loose colour, brown and die. Fusarium patches are circular and can grow to 50cm in diameter.

Identifying

Fusarium/Snow mould - Fungal disease of lawns causing circular dead patches. Snow mould is a form that is often found after snow thaw and can be identified by a pink tinge to the edge of the dead patch caused by red spores.

Warm and humid conditions in autumn encourages fusarium.

Solving

Fusarium damage can be controlled by the use of Thiram Fungus Control. Mix 7.5 g  of product to a slurry with a small amount of water then dilute with 5 litres of water.  Agitate thoroughly before and during spraying. Small areas can be treated with PLANThealth Rose Force.

Spray for control of red thread, mould , mildew , brown patch, smuts and other fungal diseases. Note: Fungal disease on lawns is exacerbated by stress caused by draught, poor drainage, low soil fertility, soil pH and excessively low cutting. So as well as treating with Thiram Fungus Control add fertiliser such as LawnPro Feed & Flourish, improve drainage if over wet, water if over dry, adjust soil pH to 6.5-7.0 and raise the cutting height of your lawn mower.

LawnPro Mossclear can also be used to control fusarium in lawns. It will kill the spores of the fungus and prevent spread. Use it after control has been achieved with PLANThealth Thiram Fungus Control .

Did you know

Fusarium disease is caused by a variety of fungi and infects more than just turf grasses. The turf grass species are Fusarium roseum and Fusarium tricinctum.

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