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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Fusarium in Lawn, how to get rid of it. Reply with quote

I believe that I have the lawn disease called FUSARIUM in my lawn.
Would appreciate info on how to get rid of it. Can one buy a Fungicide to treat it

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:39 am    Post subject: Fusarium in Lawn, spray? Reply with quote

FUSARIUM, is it showing up as yellowish brown or dead patches with white growth within your lawn, Fossa4? It can be often found on damp lawns which are hungry. If it is You could spray with Benlate, or Murphy's Systemic Fungicide.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would an application of Sulphate of Iron help to kill it?, is is related to the Red Thread fungus?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply. I think Sulphate of Iron is used to kill moss in Lawns before scarifying it. It is also used to give a nice green colour to the grass and helps prevent disease.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what FUSARIUM patch or dollar spot usually looks like....

. . FUSARIUM patch or dollar spot or Sclerotinia homoeocarpa , photo / pic / image.

As verge said " It can be often found on damp lawns which are hungry".
Its a fugal disease, so avoid watering your lawn late in the evening which enables it to spread.
Ensure the lawn is free draining by spiking or aerating the area, see here..... http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=977
Also bring up the fertility through the use of fertilisers, but hold off on the nitrogen at this time of year.
Use a fungicide as outlined by verge also, you could possibly try and use one called Mancozeb, spray down the underside of your mower with this after each mowing of a FUSARIUM affected lawn.
Do not drop any grass clipping on the lawn, dispose of them all offsite.

GarethAustin, I have never tried using Sulphate of Iron on FUSARIUM. How well did you find it worked on Red Thread?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We apply SUlphate of Iron as a soluable spray on turf grass we grow and it controls it no bother.

We get it a bit as we grow the turf on very sandy soil, and of course we use a lot of nitrogen fertiliser to boost growth, these being the perfect conditions for red thread.

We treat every 6 weeks throughout the year.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone with a large lawn which needs to be aerated should hire a powered aerator. I have just aerated my lawn --500 sq meters in just a few hours.However I now must rake up or sweep up the soil cores. There must be an easier way. Any suggestions apart from getting someone else to do it?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thread on it here..... http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about1250
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