Summer diseases, like Pythium blight, ran wild in September. Our NTEP tall fescue trial is in the ground, perhaps lawns need overseeding too. Foliar disease severity, like this brown patch on HGT bluegrass, have increased in the past few weeks. Black layer caused by stagnant water is a consistently observed issue this season. Heat, Pythium blight, and brown patch causing problems on tall fescue.

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