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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Control of fungus diseases on lawns
Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 2, No. 1, February 1940, p. 60.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Question:The past summer my lawn has been damaged by a web formation which killed the grass beneath it. I was told this was a fungus growth and that it could be controlled by raking and thereby breaking the web each morning. What is the cause of this condition? Can you suggest any other control?
Source of Question:New York
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Disease control; Dollar spot; Fungicide recommendations; Inorganic mercury; Mercurous chloride
Answer/Response:The damage to which you refer was no doubt due to one of the diseases which we commonly know as brownpatch or dollarspot. These diseases are caused by a fungus growth and, due to the abundance of moisture, were unusually prevalent in your district the past summer. Diseases caused by fungi can be reduced by avoiding execessive watering and also by avoiding excessive fertilizing, especially during the summer months. If you wish to go to the added expense of making chemical treatments to prevent these diseases you may control them very effectively by the application of corrosive sublimate or calomel, applied at rates of from 1 to 3 ounces to 1,000 square feet.
Trade Names:Calomel
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1940. Control of fungus diseases on lawns. Turf Culture [II]. 2(1):p. 60.
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