Basal rot anthracnose has been a bane for some in the region this fall. Fall outbreaks of large patch are occurring on irrigated, untreated areas in the region. Anthracnose still impacting bentgrass this fall. Gray leaf spot found on tall fescue in Missouri In wet summer conditions, bentgrass roots may recede. Aerification holes help.

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