Weed and Insect Management
Many diseases occur on the different turfgrasses that are used throughout Tennessee. Most of the diseases are caused by fungi and nematodes. Some problems such as wilt, cold damage, heat, high soluble salts, soil compaction or chemical damage that resemble diseases are caused by environmental or management factors. Careful identification of the cause of the problem is important when selecting proper control methods. The information presented in this publication should help you identify the most important diseases of turfgrasses and select proper management practices and chemicals for their control.
"PB842-Turfgrass Diseases and Their Control," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, PB842-8M-4/96(Rev) E12-2015-00-196-96, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexcomhort/21