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Turfgrass Information

Patches of Turf are Dead or Discolored

What kind of dead patches are you observing?

 Black Cutworm Bluegrass Billbug
 Brown Patch (Rhizoctonia solani) Chemical or Fertilizer Burn
 Chinch Bugs Urine Damage
 Dollar Spot (Sclerotinia Homoeocarpa) Dormant Warm Season Grasses
 Greenbug Grubs (true and annual)
 Pythium (Pythium spp.) Red Thread (Laetisaria fuciformis)
 Salt Damage Scalping Turf
 Snow Molds Sod Webworm
 Summer Patch/Necrotic Ringspot