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by Pway
November 23rd, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spray fungus this time of year?
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Spray fungus this time of year?

Even that's probably overkill. I have rust every year and don't bother doing anything other than noting, "Oh. Rust again." :-) It really is pretty harmless unless it seriously looks like the surface of Mars. If it does--feed the lawn with a fast-release nitrogen fertilizer. Rust can't stand nitroge...
by Pway
November 23rd, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spray fungus this time of year?
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Spray fungus this time of year?

Rust isn't a major disease and usually doesn't do any appreciable damage. For the most part, it's firmly in the "ignore" column unless it's running wild. Thanks Morpheus. I’m pretty sure I had pythium blight in august but this is different and looks like rust so I’ll probably ignore it and make sur...
by Pway
November 23rd, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Spray fungus this time of year?
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Spray fungus this time of year?

I had fungus problems in august and ended up overseeding much of my front lawn. I had been using azoxystrobin and propicanizol, and also got some serenade. There are two or three patches that are yellow and reddish (rust). Should I spray this again at this late date or just figure the cold weather w...
by Pway
October 31st, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost: Right On-Time?
Replies: 32
Views: 1233

Re: Frost: Right On-Time?

We had our first frost last night, one week later than the average first frost and a week earlier than the last two years here.
by Pway
October 19th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 243
Views: 10611

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Transplanted seven 10” Bewitched pots into bare spots in the lawn.
by Pway
October 17th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Frost: Right On-Time?
Replies: 32
Views: 1233

Re: Frost: Right On-Time?

No frost here yet our average is October 20. Two years ago actual was November 12. Last year was first week of November.
by Pway
October 9th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)
Replies: 31
Views: 1842

Re: Status of POACure? (Updated 02/2020 below)

Why is it not being released for homeowners? Are there potential environmental problems? Is the active chemical dangerous in some way? There are many products that are only approved for sod farms and golf courses, others for licensed professionals and not residential use. Many people don’t read or ...
by Pway
October 7th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Heritage DF 50 replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Heritage DF 50 replacement

Thanks KnN and HSB3, appreciate the input! I want to be ready going into next year.
by Pway
October 6th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Heritage DF 50 replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Heritage DF 50 replacement

I have Heritage, propicanazol, and serenade in my fungicide arsenal. My Heritage is DF 50 and I’m just about out of it. I understand that this form of Heritage is no longer available, but there are other options. I’m looking for an azoxystrobin that can be used in a backpack sprayer. I’d appreciate ...
by Pway
October 6th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Best time to kill and reseed?
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: Best time to kill and reseed?

Great job! Keep an eye out for any zoysia blades that might have survived. It’ll start to spread again if just a bit wasn’t killed. Looks super
by Pway
October 3rd, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Balancing Watering New Grass and Fungus
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Balancing Watering New Grass and Fungus

I’m not an expert but I’d back off the watering and focus on getting the seedlings that germinated well established. The most recent seed may germinate and even if it does it may or may not get established by winter. I agree that balancing water for seed put down at different times can be a challeng...
by Pway
September 24th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation
Replies: 51
Views: 1799

Re: jskierko's Fall 2020 Bewitched Front Renovation

Day 42 Pics (first mow with rotary mower) https://i.postimg.cc/GBY97QYc/20200924-141741.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/bdqdg1vh/20200924-142636.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sGfX2CLX/20200924-142724.jpg Great job! Looks awesome. So is your first cut with anything at 42 days (as opposed to first cut with a rot...
by Pway
September 24th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Sprayer options for large hilly yard
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Sprayer options for large hilly yard

I had the S25 and had to replace the pump twice. I gave up on it and bought the My4Sons backpack sprayer, which I like much better.
by Pway
September 24th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Lawn Renovations
Topic: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation
Replies: 84
Views: 2404

Re: Ken-n-Nancy's 2020 "Driveway Side" Lawn Renovation

KnN, Great job! Thanks for taking the time to document and photograph your steps!
by Pway
September 14th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Thoughts on 2020 Summer Sesaon Results

My lawn is in its worst shape in the 30years I’ve been here. July and early August were very hot and humid with almost no cool down at nights. Despite irrigation, three preventative fungicide applications (seemingly not enough) and mowing at 3.5 inches, I got some drought stress and fungus. On top o...
by Pway
September 9th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Is this the correct plan for killing bentgrass with tenacity?
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: Is this the correct plan for killing bentgrass with tenacity?

I recently completed three applications at the 4 oz rate about a week apart. Plenty of whitening of the bent for sure. I raked the areas, seeded, and top dressed with peat moss. I’m pretty sure I didn’t kill it all, unfortunately. As I’ve been watering some of it seems to be coming back. In retrospe...
by Pway
September 7th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?
Replies: 243
Views: 10611

Re: 2020: What Did You Do On Your Lawn Today?

Yesterday I overseeded spots totaling about 4000 sq ft. I know I’m a bit late but was up in Vermont last week and didn’t have enough seed to do it earlier (spring is the time to obtain seed, as many here state). I was able to get 25 lbs of Gold Tag Bewitched at a decent price. I used some about 6 lb...
by Pway
September 6th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Disease EX Application?
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: Disease EX Application?

Ira e both Heritage and Diseaseex. Diseaseex has both a preventative and higher curative rate on the label. If you applied it at a higher rate than preventative wouldn’t that provide more AI and a stronger application? Aren’t we more concerned with the AI and it’s amount than a brand name or label?...
by Pway
September 6th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Disease EX Application?
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: Disease EX Application?

Ira e both Heritage and Diseaseex. Diseaseex has both a preventative and higher curative rate on the label. If you applied it at a higher rate than preventative wouldn’t that provide more AI and a stronger application? Aren’t we more concerned with the AI and it’s amount than a brand name or label? ...
by Pway
September 5th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Disease EX Application?
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: Disease EX Application?

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/PPA/PPA1/PPA1.pdf

According to this study by Rutgers, Wisconsin and Kentucky, azoxystrobin is effective against pythium.