Dollar Spot

 

Dollar Spot Information

 

Scientific Name: Sclerotinia homoeocarpa

Turfgrass host: Annual Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, creeping bentgrass, perennial ryegrass

Time of Year: May thru October

How To Identify Dollar Spot

Dollar-Spot is easily recognizable by the appearance of small bleached-out spots about the size of a quarter. Light tan lesions with dark brown to reddish brown borders are apparent on the leaf blades of Kentucky Bluegrass. Fluffy, white fungal strands can be seen in the early morning.

 How to get rid of Dollar Spot

When there is a serious dollar spot infection of dollar spot in your grass, maintain adequete nitrogen levels. Apply preventitve sprays during the spring and early summer when symptoms first occur. Manage Dollar Spot with fungicides like propiconazole, fenarimol, and myclobutanil. Apply this treatment every three weeks and the dollar spot should be gone within a few months.