Powdery Mildew

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Grass affected by Powdery Mildew (a common lawn disease) looks as though it is sprinkled with flour. Kentucky bluegrass and shade areas are the most susceptible. Grass will wither and die as a result.

Powdery Mildew Symptoms:

  • First appears on the leaves as individual tufts of fine, white mycelium.
  • The tufts enlarge and coalesce, causing the leaves to have grayish-white or powdery appearance.
  • Severely infected grass turns yellow, then tan and brown in color.
  • Stressed turf that is severely infected can die.
  • Severely infected turf, especially in shaded areas, can become thinned.

Conditional Favoring Disease:

  • Temperatures between 40°F and 80°F.
  • Areas with 10 hours a day of foliar wetness for several consecutive days.
  • High amounts of nitrogen and low mowing height.

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