Heat, Pythium blight, and brown patch causing problems on tall fescue. Placing water droplets on an exposed greens core can reveal LDS problems. Bermudagrass is being affected by winterkill and spring dead spot in some areas. Pythium root rot is limiting spring root growth on some putting greens. Zoysia on some home lawns has yet to green up, and may have succombed to winterkill.

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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.