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*IATurf Blog has moved to https://www.extension.iastate.edu/turfgrass/*
Iowa State University Turfgrass is pleased to announce the launch of its fully-featured website https://www.extension.iastate.edu/turfgrass/ .
The new site has extensive content including blog posts, publications,
research reports, and news from across th...

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Football is here - and so are the white grubs?
With the air
temperatures climbing back into the high 80’s and low 90’s, now will
be a crucial time to monitor for white grubs. The term “white
grub” refers to a group of insects with a larval stage that damage turf. Subsurface
feeding insects are of major ...

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Diseases Running Wild (Leaf Spot, Rust and Summer Patch)
As the wet
rainy summer continues, disease pressure continues to be high. As noted in a
May 15th blog post, dollar spot has been extremely active this year. Leaf Spot has
also been lingering across the state for 2 months. Leaf spot is an ascomycete fungi ca...

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Dollar Spot and Leaf Spot
Over the last week, dollar spot and leaf spot have popped up
across the state of Iowa. Dollar spot is usually considered an early to mid-summer
disease and seems to be about a month ahead of last year. It is caused by the
fungal organism Sclerotinia homoeoc...

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Chlorine Toxicity
Throughout the United States, an increasing number of turf
areas are using recycled municipal water for irrigation. The biggest issue with
using recycled water for irrigation is the potential problem of turf injury due
to high concentrations of dissolved sa...

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Chlorine Toxicity
Throughout the United States, an increasing number of turf
areas are using recycled municipal water for irrigation. The biggest issue with
using recycled water for irrigation is the potential problem of turf injury due
to high concentrations of dissolved sa...
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