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Centipedegrass Decline

Original Source: 
Alfredo Martinez, Extension Plant Pathologist
Original Source: 
Clint Waltz, Extension Turfgrass Specialist
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Adapted from original manuscript prepared by Drs. E.A. Brown, Retired UGA Extension Plant Pathologist and G. Landry, Retired UGA Extension Agronomist
 
This is an exerpt from a longer publication.

Get the Most Benefit from Turfgrass Fungicides

Original Source: 
Alfredo Martinez-Espinoza, UGA Extension Turf Pathologist

Taken from a longer publication - See entire article here

Impatiens Downy Mildew Found in Georgia

Original Source: 
Dr. Elizabeth Little, Extension Specialist, Dept. of Plant Pathology, UGA
 
June 19, 2012
 
Impatiens downy mildew, caused by the ‘fungus-like’ organism Plasmopara obducens, was confirmed in the Georgia piedmont the week of June 15. Two separate samples, one from a landscape and one from a nursery, were received and diagnosed in the clinic.

Leaf Spots in the Landscape

Original Source: 
Elizabeth Little, Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia
August 27, 2012
 
Many areas in Georgia are experiencing warm, humid weather with frequent thunderstorms this month. This is the perfect weather for fungal leaf spot development in the landscape. Most leaf spots are benign and will not damage the plant.
 
Cercospora Leaf Spot of Hydrangea is an example of a leaf spot disease that commonly occurs during prolonged wet weather or under sprinkler irrigation. As with most leaf spots in the landscape, chemical treatment is rarely needed. Some leaf spotting and leaf drop will not the harm the plant.

Finding good help for turf disease management!

Warm season turf has a difficult time in fall and spring making the transition from growing to dormant and back to actively growing again. We often see diseases in turf in spring and fall. Proper disease identification and control practices are important in managing turf disease. Here are some references that can help you with turf disease control.

Impatiens Downy Mildew Found in Georgia

Original Source: 
Dr. Elizabeth Little, Extension Specialist, Dept. of Plant Pathology, UGA
 

Take All & Large Patch Attack Georgia Lawns

Original Source: 
Alfredo Martinez, Extension Plant Pathologist
Original Source: 
Mila Pearce, former IPM Homeowner Specialist
Original Source: 
Lee Burpee, Plant Pathologist

Taken from Turfgrass Diseases in Georgia byAlfredo Martinez, Extension Plan

Gray Leaf Spot

Original Source: 
Alfredo Martinez, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist
Original Source: 
Mila Pearce, Former IPM Homeowner Specialist, UGA
Original Source: 
Lee Burpee, UGA Plant Pathologist

Gray leaf spot is a fungus disease that affects several turfgrasses. It is a mainly a problem on St. Augustinegrass and perennial ryegrass. Hot humid summer weather and high nitrogen levels can make turf susceptible to this disease.

 

Thousand Canker Disease may be new threat to black walnut trees in Georgia

Original Source: 
Jean Williams-Woodward, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia

Are you ready for another damaging disease that has the potential to kill trees?  It seems there are new pest threats all the time: