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Crabgrass

Crabgrass Control During a Hot Summer

Crabgrass has been enjoying the high temperatures in Michigan by invading turfgrass areas. July 8, 2019 – Author: Kevin Frank, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Updated from an original article written by Aaron Hathaway and Kevin Frank. Crabgrass emerging in drought-stressed turf. Photo by Kevin Frank, MSU. The cool, […]

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Pesky broadleaf weeds flowering in turf

White clover, black medic and oxalis are all flowering in lawns and other turf now. June 27, 2019 – Author: Kevin Frank, Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences¬† The trifecta of common trifoliate broadleaf weeds Black medic (Medicago lupulina), white clover (Trifolium repens) and yellow woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta) are all currently […]

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Pinkish-red Strands in Grass Could be Red Thread

Red Thread Fungus June 26, 2019 – Author: Kevin Frank, and Joe Vargas, Jr., Michigan State University Extension, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences The frequent rains this year have not only resulted in mowing challenges, but have also resulted in some turf areas in need of nutrition. Not surprisingly, Michigan State University Extension […]

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Focus on Winter Annual Identification and Management

Understand your spring blooming lawn and garden weeds for better control. April 26, 2019 – Author: Erin Hill and Angela Tenney, Michigan State University Diagnostic Services. The yellow flowers of perennial dandelion are always a sign that spring is here, but there are many other less conspicuous weeds flowering at this time. Many of the […]

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Snowmold

Gray Snow Mold

Learn more about snow mold including symptoms and signs, disease cycle, cultural control, and chemical control.

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