We asked the experts: What’s the most important thing to consider when diagnosing a turf disease correctly?

Kyle Miller, Senior Technical Specialist | BASF

Kyle Miller, BASF

Kyle Miller, BASF

When correctly identifying turf disease, the most important factor to consider is current environmental conditions. Turf diseases largely depend on temperature, relative humidity and soil moisture, and most diseases have fairly specific environmental conditions under which they occur. If it’s mid-summer and turf disease is running rampant during high temperatures and humidity, it’s easy to rule out many diseases and focus on those that occur under those conditions. In addition to understanding the role of weather conditions, having a disease identification guide is key to properly identifying troublesome turf diseases.