Rust

Rust: Rust are fungi from the Uredinales order. The majority of these species are plant parasites. Most of the rust have two or more host and possibly up to five spore stages. These type of fungi reproduce asexually. They travel by air causing foliar problems for several

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Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew: powdery mildew can infect a wide range of plants – from houseplants to trees to roses- powdery mildew can affect different plants at different times of the growing season. Some plants can tolerate this fungus and continue to thrive while others can be severely injured

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Brown Patch

    Brown Patch: Disease of lawns. Rhizoctonia Solani – Brown patch in turf grasses causes ugly dead or dying patches to appear during hot humid heat stressed months. Brown patch can occur quickly – within 24-48 hours. In a shorter cut lawn it can appear as

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Black Spot of Rose

Black Spot of Rose: Diplocarpon Rosae- Black spot is the most common pest with roses. Black spot causes the entire plant to become weak and to slowly begin to produce less blooms. Infected plants will begin to show black spots on the top of the leaf surface,

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Bacterial Leaf Spot

Bacterial Leaf Spot:Xanthomonas Compestris pv. Hederae- many plants are susceptible to bacterial diseases, especially when the weather gets hot and humid or during gloomy winter months. Plants can begin to show sign, such as wilting or leaf spot. Bacteria are almost always present on plant surfaces and

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Post-Emergent

Post emergent weed control means controlling or killing the weed after it has emerged from the seed and it is actively growing. Post emergent weed controls are more effective when plant or weed is not stressed. Do not cut or mow the weeds before applying a post

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Pre-Emergent

A pre-emergent weed control does not actually keep weed seed from germinating. In reality most pre-emergent weed controls kill the weed seed just after it emerges by killing the newly developing root system. Usually applied in a granular form, and applied 2-3 times per season. There are

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Goose Grass

A warm season grass that is usually found in high traffic areas where standard turf grass is thin- such as athletic fields and other areas of high traffic. It is also called silver crabgrass and wiregrass. It is a very heavy seeder, often as many as 15-20

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Dallis Grass

A perennial grass, light green in color, Dallis grass can be identified by its long seed heads that extend from the top of the plant. It loves wet areas with lots of heat, can be controlled with post emergent weed control by using Fertilome Bermuda Grass Weeder

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Crabgrass

Probably the most common grassy weed in our area. Named for its upside down crablike growth habit. Typically produce 2-6 large blue to green flat leaves that form clumps and more outward from the center. The best way to control crabgrass is to keep a healthy thick

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