We discovered a great source of information about turf diseases. It's the website www.turfdiseases.org - easy enough to remember.
You will find links to research, disease profiles, disease images and something called Superblogs on the website. The site also has a listing of diagnostic labs and a Photographer's Corner with tips on taking close-up images by John Kaminiski.
The home page featured the informative article "
Degradation of Fungicides in a Winter Environment" by Jim Kern when we came across the website in mid February
Founded in 2009, Turf Diseases receives approximately 10,000 monthly page views from visitors in more than 130 countries. Turf Diseases also extends to other social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to its reach, a primary goal of Turf Diseases is to support graduate student travel and research through the Student Travel Fund of the American Phytopathological Society.
If you're a lawn tech, grounds manager or sports turf pro bookmark turfdiseases.org
. You never know when you're going to run into a nasty turf disease and need an accurate identification.