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Disease Control

Ring disease Nov 2013 PHGC

While cultural management can help turf resist disease onset, inevitably fungicide products are required to protect high value surfaces from economic damage. Effective disease control requires proper identification along with a detailed understanding of product alternatives, application techniques and resistance management.

Planning for disease prevention and control

Living Turf endorses a strategic approach to disease management. Pre-season planning of fungicide treatments saves the best control measures for the period of highest disease pressure. Second-string products should be used pre and post season. A sensible rotation will minimise cost and the development of resistance.

Such a program provides a game plan only, while cultural management will always aim to minimise the use of fungicide products. To review your disease control strategy or start one from scratch call Living Turf on 02 8594 6000.