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Gazing In The Grass

Republished with permission from Frank S. Rossi, Associate Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Cornell University Turfgrass Program http://turf.cals.cornell.edu The residual effects of the six week stretch of high temperature, high humidity and rainfall is revealing more and more stressed turf. It is likely that if you are seeing turf decline at this time, the actual…

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Turf Tribulations

Several minor, late season turf diseases have been reported found on lawns recently. Leaf spot and blight diseases such as Colletotrichum, Curvularia, Leptosphaerulina, and Ascochyta often develop as the result of long-term exposure to stress, like the end of summer that had variable periods of precipitation and high soil and air temperatures, such as the one we are currently…

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Plasmodial Paradise

Behold the Blob? Have you seen or stepped in some seemingly disgusting things in your yard lately and have been too grossed out by the possibilities to figure out what it could have been? Well, rest easy, slime molds; unique, non-pathogenic fungi common to turfgrass, have been reported recently sighted on lawns in the region. Slime molds…