Yellow Tuft

The causal agent for yellow tuft is shlerophthora macrospore and it can affect all turfgrass species.

Problem Overview

The causal agent for yellow tuft is shlerophthora macrospore and it can affect all turfgrass species. Individual plants form into a dense turf of yellow leaves resulting in a bumpy surface. Yellow turfs are easily confused with poa annua but can be distinguished by the tight proliferation of leaves together with a weakened root system which enables the tufts to be easily pulled out.

Solutions

Address any drainage issues and if irrigating the lawn it is beneficial to reduce the rate of water application.

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