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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Control of fairy rings
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 2, No. 3, March 1941, p. 190-191.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:We realize that there is not much that can be done about fairy rings, but do you think it would be worth while to try iron sulfate or corrosive sublimate?
Source of Question:Ohio
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Control methods; Fairy rings; Fungus control; Ferrous sulfate
Answer/Response:So far as we know there is no saitsfactory method for the control of this pest. To our knowledge wherever iron sulfate and corrosive sublimate have been given a thorough test they have failed to control the fungus. The trouble is that the fungus causing the rings grows well down in the soil. The fungicides are filtered out in the surface soil and do not penetrate deeply enough to kill the fungus. With this in mind, we have tried punching holes in the soil with an ordinary fork or with a tubulartined fork but the results have not been satisfactory. The only method of control appears to be to remove the infested soil and replace it with new soil. Of course, this is impractical on a large scale.
Language:English
References:0
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1941. Control of fairy rings. Turf Culture [II]. 2(3):p. 190-191.
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