KeywordsAgriculture -- Arizona
Turfgrasses -- Arizona
Turf management -- Arizona
Plants, ornamental -- Arizona
Turfgrasses -- Disease
Turfgrasses -- Disease control
Turfgrasses -- Pests
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AbstractA number of turfgrasses were screened in the greenhouse and laboratory for susceptibility to Labyrinthula terrestris, a new turfgrass pathogen that causes rapid blight of cool season turfgrasses. Salt tolerant varieties and warm season grasses such as Bermuda grass, tufted hairgrass, inland saltgrass, centipede grass, seashore paspalum and kikuyugrass were not susceptible; cool season grasses such as velvet bentgrass, annual ryegrass, perennial ryegrass, annual bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, and rough bluegrass were very susceptible.
Series/Report no.Series P-141
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Rove Beetle Control Using Selected Insecticide Agents on Bentgrass Greens TurfKopec, David M.; Gilbert, Jeff J.; Gauge, Dawn; Smith, Kirk A.; Pessarakli, Mohammed; Piscopo, Dallas; Kopec, David M. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2004-02)Rove beetles (Osorius planifrons) can and often do cause extensive surface disruption on turf mowed at greens height. Two rates (1x and 2x of product label rate) of Crusade (fonophos), Sevin (carbaryl), DeltaGard (deltamethrin), and Chipco Choice (fipronil), were applied on September 28, 2001 on an SR1020 creeping bentgrass green. Percent rove beetle control was nearly 100% for DeltaGard at 9, 15 and 32 days after treatment, regardless of rate. Crusade had nearly 100% control at either rate at 9 days after treatment, which decreased slightly to 90-93% control by 15 days after treatment. Deltamethrin maintained 95% and 98% control at the 1x and 2x rates respectively, at the close of the test (32 DAT). Crusade maintained 93% and 98% control at the 1x and 2x rates at 32 DAT. Chipco Choice had a maximum control of 24% at 7 DAT when applied at the 1x rate, and a maximum control of 57% at 32 DAT when applied at the 2x rate. Sevin provided low levels of control which peaked at 53% at the 1x rate at 9 DAT, which decreased immediately afterwards. Delta-Gard and Crusade provided excellent control levels of rove beetles on SR1020 bentgrass greens.
Evaluation of Fungicides for Control of Rapid Blight of Poa trivialis (2002)Olsen, Mary W.; Bigelow, Donna M.; Kopec, David M. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2004-02)Rapid blight is a new disease of cool season turf grasses that has occurred on several golf courses in Arizona over the past five years. It is now known to be caused by a Labyrinthula sp., an organism in a group referred to as the marine slime molds. A trial was conducted in fall 2002 to evaluate efficacy of selected fungicides for control of rapid blight at a golf course in central Arizona with a previous history of disease. Plots were established in October 2002 on a practice green on which Bermuda was overseeded with Poa trivialis. Treatments included Compass, Insignia, Fore, Eagle and Aqueduct in various combinations and application dates. Disease symptoms appeared several days after the first mowing and continued for over three months. Results indicate that both pre- and post-plant applications of Fore and post-plant applications of Insignia and Compass gave good control. The best results were obtained with the treatment of Fore combined with Compass that included a pre-plant application of Fore, or with post-plant application of Insignia.
Investigations of the Host Range of Labyrinthula terrestris, a New Turfgrass PathogenBigelow, Donna M.; Olsen, Mary W.; Kopec, David M. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2004-02)Non-salt tolerant cultivars of rice, lettuce and radish as well as salt tolerant varieties of alfalfa, barley, and wheat were screened in the greenhouse and laboratory to determine if Labyrinthula terrestris, a new turfgrass pathogen, could infect plants other than turfgrasses. Wheat, barley and rice plants were infected, symptomatic and died. Radish and lettuce were infected but nonsymptomatic. Alfalfa was not infected and exhibited no symptoms. Results indicate that L. terrestris is capable of infecting and causing symptoms in plants other than cool season turfgrasses.