We asked the experts: What’s the most important thing to consider when diagnosing a turf disease correctly?
Rob Golembiewski, Ph.D. | Bayer Green Solutions Team
There are two important things to consider when diagnosing a turf disease correctly: (1) determining which turf specie(s) is/are affected, and (2) reviewing the recent weather history (rainfall, day and night temperatures, etc.) of the site. A superintendent should be able to use this information to narrow the possibilities down to one or two key diseases. With this knowledge, and by observing the symptoms being exhibited, an accurate diagnosis can be made and appropriate cultural and chemical strategies implemented.