Red Thread


Dead leaves are interspersed amongst uninfected leaves giving an overall diffuse, scorched or ragged appearance to the patch. Pink to pale red or orange fungal growths may extend up to 10mm beyond the leaf tips.

  1. General Information

    Conditions Favouring Disease

    Foliar wetness, heavy dews, light rains and fog resulting in more than 10 hours a day of foliar wetness for several consecutive days. Temperatures between 17-29 degrees C. Severe when N,P,K & Ca are deficient.

    Management Tips

    Mow frequently and remove clippings to remove diseased portions of the leaves. Have a balanced fertility program, pH between 6.5 and 7.0. Reduce shade, increase air circulation and irrigate deeply.

  2. Treating Solutions
    Heritage Maxx 6 L/Ha

    Heritage Maxx is best used as part of a preventative plan. The Maxx technology ensures excellent tank mix compatibility with other fungicides, foliar fertilisers and Primo Maxx.

    Headway Maxx 9 L/Ha

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

    Velista 1 to 1.5 kg/Ha

    Velista is a broad spectrum fungicide recommended for the control of many important diseases of turfgrass.

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