Chapter 9

Turfgrass Diseases

Identifying turf problems requires expertise, experience, and, sometimes, good detective work. An experienced turf manager might correctly identify a turf problem 60 percent of the time. The expert might correctly identify a problem 70 or 80 percent of the time, but neither will be correct 100 percent of the time. The problems and their interactions are often too numerous and complex to identify correctly. Often, accurate identification requires a laboratory diagnosis of disease causing organism.


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