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Anthracnose (Colletotrichum cereale also known as basal rot of Annual Meadow-grass)

Category: Turf Diseases

Leaves of affected plants turn yellow. Youngest leaves often turn red. The plants rot at the base and can be pulled out with great ease. A black staining at the base of the plant can be seen when the disease is at the advanced stage. Fairly common on poorly managed turf in late summer and autumn.

[ last update: Thursday, February 21, 2013 ]