Late July bentgrass is suffering from numerous issues. Brown patch striking tall fescue and other cool season turfgrass species hard now. Brown patch symptoms arrived with a bang in late June. Nematode impact on putting greens starting to be felt in the region. Pythium spp. stealthily infecting roots on bentgrass putting greens this spring.

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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.