Buy Do It Yourself Fusarium Control, Professional Grade Fusarium Killer Spray
Fusarium is a group of diseases that affect turf and to a lesser extent ornamental shrubs. Within turf, Fusarium disease include foliar blights, leaf spots, and rotting of crowns, roots, rhizomes and stolons. These diseases can affect both mature turf as well as immature seedlings and depending on the specific disease can cause damage in all seasons. Fusarium Blight is a term that in the past was used to refer to a complex of diseases that has now been separated into Necrotic Ring Spot and Summer Patch; if you are able to positively identify either of these diseases as your specific pathogen we highly recommend you use these diseases as reference rather than the larger Fusarium identification. Cool season species of fusarium are most active in cool, wet weather, and causes foliar blighting and even death, often under snow cover or neglected leaf cover. In warmer weather, fusarium disease can cause leaf spots that leave irregular shaped lesions with dark borders of active disease and can result in die-back from the tip down. These types of fusarium are what is most commonly found in immature seedlings. In hot, dry weather, fusarium can cause blighted areas of turf that are circular or irregularly shaped and go from green to tan and finally straw colored. Identification can be seen most readily through inspection of the crowns, roots, stolons, and rhizomes which will all appear dark brown-black and dry rotted. When high humidity is present, masses of pink to white mycelium can be seen on lower stems and crowns of the grass plants. These descriptions can sound very similar to other diseases, and that is because many common turf grass diseases fall under the larger Fusarium umbrella. When looking for how to control fusarium, try to identify specific pathogens and treat according to those directions. If specific diagnosis is not possible, many fungicides also have label rates for Fusarium in general, and so use the appropriate professional fungicides for treatment. As with most diseases, preventative fungicides are best, and curative fungicides should be applied as quickly after diagnosis as possible to arrest blighting before crown and root damage occurs. Ornamental shrubs can also suffer fusarium wilt, which leads to branch dieback, shoot damage, and can result in death to the plant. Fusarium wilt usually will be throughout a plant and is visible as brown wood in the center of the plant. This disease activity is not treatable and infected plants should be removed and replaced with resistant varieties.
Headway G is an easy to apply granular fungicide combining Heritage and Banner Maxx fungicides to provide control of almost all turf diseases. Headway is the ideal product for people who don’t apply fungicides regularly and aren’t sure exactly what diseases they have in their lawn.
RootShield WP Biological Fungicide
RootShield WP is an organic certified biological fungicide for use in turf, crops, and ornamentals. RootShield should be used as a preventative treatment and prevents Pythium and other extremely harmful soil-borne diseases in many susceptible plants.