Buy Do It Yourself Pythium blight and Pythium rot Control, Professional Grade Pythium blight and Pythium rot Spray
Pythium blight and Pythium rot are soil borne diseases that can affect both roots and leaf tissue. Pythium in turf is often called grease spot, as affected leaf tissue gets matted down with a black, sticky residue. In addition to the tell-tale black residue, white mycelium that looks like fine white hairs coming off the grass blade can be visible in the early morning. Pythium is mainly a summertime disease that happens when night temperatures stay in the 70’s and high humidity is present. Bentgrass is highly susceptible to Pythium, particularly when kept wet in an attempt to prevent drought stress. Pythium blight is also very common to find in on immature grass that was planted in the spring, because it simply isn’t strong enough in midsummer to naturally resist the disease. When looking for how to control Pythium disease, your best option is to identify if you have susceptible grass types or plants, and to treat preventatively starting before the weather conditions become ideal for the disease. Doing your best to minimize humidity and saturation with excessive daily watering can be very helpful in preventing disease as well. When disease IS active, make sure you treat with a curative fungicide before mowing or going over the turf, as Pythium is easily spread and does damage very quickly. When looking for how to control pythium, specific fungicides that focus on Pythium are highly recommended when treating either preventatively or curatively, as this is a very unique disease.
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.