(Mellow) yellow spot on golf putting green in mid-Missouri. Female root-knot nematode infesting a bentgrass root. Blue green algae (cyanobacteria) competing heavily on greens. Brown patch blighting away in the shade. Inset: Active mycelium. Pythium root rot being observed on putting greens in STL and KC.

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