Purpling bentgrass is common, but inspect closely for potential Microdochium patch activity. Dry December weather may require supplemental irrigation. Prevent spring ghoulish diseases on warm season turfgrasses now. Drought conditions are making seeding efforts difficult. Time for football, fireworks, and fall cultural practices.

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Disease Reports will be posted throughout the season detailing current weather conditions, turfgrass-related news, regional turf disease outbreaks, and suggestions for control.

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The Mizzou Turf Diagnostic Lab as part of the MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic provides identification of turf problems, and suggests management practices to aid recovery. Click on the Turf Diagnostics link to access the submission form and instructions for submitting a sample, or visit the MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic for more information.