Symptoms on tall fescue may look like other diseases, but are still likely brown patch. Considerable leaf spot/melting out activity observed on Kentucky bluegrass in the region. Lance nematodes have been detected early on several courses in the STL region. Brown patch is prominent now, and will be especially severe on overirrigated sites. Red thread and pink patch have impacted tall fescue and other species.

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