Couchgrass Decline


The lower leaves become chlorotic and irregular saped patches up to 1 m in diameter start to appear. Solons and rhizomes show blackened lesions or a degree of rot.

  1. General Information

    Conditions Favouring Disease

    In combination with high temperatures, prolonged periods of rainfall are most conducive to this disease. During these periods management stresses will only worsen the symptoms. Symptoms are most likely to occur when the weather is hot and humid, rainfall is high and heavy cloud cover reduces light intensity.

    Management Tips

    Minimise stress – ensure greens are renovated well before the summer stress periods occur. Foliar feeding of nutrients at low rates, raise mowing height, fungicide applications.

  2. Treating Solutions
    Headway Maxx 9 L/Ha

    The only dual systemic fungicide that controls and prevents all major turf diseases.

    Banner Maxx 5 to 10 L/Ha

    Banner Maxx is an excellent choice to use early curatively, after first disease symptoms become evident.

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