Researchers Offer Top Ten Ways To Fight Spring Dead Spot Disease

Preventing and controlling spring dead spot disease can be one of the biggest challenges for golf course superintendents in the transition zone. Recent research on this unpredictable disease causing random brown patches that appear in the springtime has led to new recommendations to help prevent and control it.

Turf researchers Dr. Bruce Martin of Clemson University and Dr. Lane Tredway of North Carolina State have compiled a list of the top Ten Ways to Fight Spring Dead Spot Disease. The list contains turf management suggestions, including cultural practices, nutritional recommendations and pesticide treatments. Gowan Company, Yuma, AZ, has made the list available online at

Gowan Company is a registrant and marketer of crop protection products and is dedicated to providing quality products to the turf and ornamental, as well as agricultural markets.

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