Tag Archives: LSU Cooperative Extension Service

A new resource on turfgrass fungicides

New from APS Press!  A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides by Dr. Richard Latin of Purdue University. The regular price for this is $139.95, but it is currently on sale for $109.95. This book contains a wealth of information on all aspects of … Continue reading

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Disease Du Jour (August 13)

The heat stress of the summer combined with various other factors is definitely taking its toll on our southern turfgrasses. These stresses often tip the normal balance between pathogens and their hosts resulting in some rather predictable diseases, one of which is take-all … Continue reading

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Disease Du Jour (July 15)

 Today’s disease images come to us by way of Rusty Batty in St. Tammany Parish. With the abundant moisture and humidity we’ve had recently, conditions have been ideal for a disease like fig leaf and web blight to exhibit itself. This disease is caused by … Continue reading

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Disease Du Jour (July 12)

To get the week off to a good start our “disease du jour” comes to us courtesy of Russell Harris in Orleans parish. This is oak leaf blister caused by the fungus Taphrina caerulescens. The disease develops on a wide variety of oaks … Continue reading

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Disease Du Jour (June 29)

Today’s disease comes to us courtesy of Gerald Roberts in Lafayette Parish. Actually, Gerald was able to provide two lovely fruit rot diseases of yellow crookneck squash in a single gorgeous shot. The fruit on the right is covered with dense white … Continue reading

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In the News: Basil Downy Mildew

Driving home the other day, I heard a story on NPR about downy mildew on basil. This story has been getting a lot of attention from home gardeners around the country, so I thought I would pass it along in case you start getting … Continue reading

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