Record heat and humidity has effected most parts of the country and Snow Mold season is right around the corner! Below are some tips on preparing your turf and how to identify the disease.
The following steps can be taken in the fall to reduce the chances of turf loss due to Snow Mold.
There are 2 main types of Snow Mold (Pink and Gray), each having unique characteristics and control strategies. As its name suggests, Pink Snow Mold appears after snow melt, displaying pink circular patches of matted grass. Typically, only the leaves are effected but left untreated Pink Snow Mold can attack crowns and cause turf loss. Gray Snow Mold requires snow cover to develop. Circular patches up to 12” in diameter appear on closely mown turf, becoming up to 24” on taller turf. Duration of snow cover will determine the severity of damage, less than 60 days and damage likely will be mild. Snow cover exceeding 60 days and turf loss will increase as the disease progresses into the crowns of the plant.
Quali-Pro has exceptional solutions for chemical control as well, check out our tips on Snow Mold treatments for your turf and how to maximize your fungicide performance.
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