Pest Alert №5 — Fairy Ring

Image 1. Type 1 fairy ring negatively impacting a bentgrass golf green in Chicago. Settle, Jul 22, 2021
Image 2. A closeup of type 1 fairy ring. The turfgrass stress (above) is usually due to multiple factors as the fungus breaks down organic matter (thatch) in the upper portion of the root zone. Settle, Jul 22, 2021
Image 3. “Water in immediately after application.”. Trying to find the fairy ring mycelium in the root zone. The fungicide needs to make direct contact with the basidiomycete fungus to shut down further activity (stops the outward radial growth). Digging is a necessary thing when dealing with Frisky Fairy Ring. Settle, Jul 22, 2021

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