Red thread grass (Laetisaria fuciformis)
Red thread is a fungus that affects grass causing the following symptoms: irregular round spots of 5 cm to 1 m in diameter. Initially the damage is small but it could affect the whole plant.The leaves and the stem become covered with a gelatinous pink layer The leaf and sheath are covered by a layer of gelatinous pink.
Favorable conditions for the fungus: temperatures between 15 and 21 º C and very frequent rainy periods.
Affected Species : Agrostis stolonifera, Poa pratensis, perennial Lolium , Festuca sp. and Cynodon dactylon.
- Recommended products:
- Surfaces up to 100 m2 of lawn: 1 can contact fungicide Iprodione Massó 50 SC for a pack of 15 liters of water.
- Surface area greater than 100 m2 of lawn: green Chipco contact insecticide at a dose of 200 l of water cc/10.
- Phytosanitary treatments with fungicides is the most effective method. The most appropriate and active ingredients are iprodione and clortalonil
- It is very important to alternate different ingredients to avoid resistance.
TIME OF YEAR
March, April, May, September and October.