Guelph Turfgrass Institute 1999 Survey for Anthracnose Crown and Root Rot

1. Category: golf course ____, lawn care _____, parks _____, sod farm _____

other (please specify)________________________________________

2. City or County and Province _______________________________________

3. Is this your first outbreak of anthracnose crown & root rot? _________________

4. What time of year did the anthracnose rot first appear? _____________________

5. What species or cultivars of turfgrass are affected? ___________________________

6. In the area affected, what type of annual treatments do you make with any fungicide (type of fungicide and number of uses per year e.g. Daconil X 5)

type of fungicide # applications / year type of fungicide # applications / year
___________ ___________ ___________ ___________
___________ ___________ ___________ ___________

7. Indicate which treatments have been successful with a "+" in the table above

8. Have you had a previous outbreak of anthracnose blight in this area? _____________

9. Any soil problems (compaction, poor drainage, poor fertility) in the affected area?


10. What mowing heights are associated with affected areas? __________________________

11. Is the affected area irrigated regularly? ______ What schedule? ______________________

Please return the survey to Dr. Tom Hsiang, Dept. Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, fax: 519-837-0442, tel: 519-824-4120 ext. 2753 (email: If you have a sample of diseased turfgrass, you can courier it to the same address, and we will let you know whether it is anthracnose.

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