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Dollar Spot

How to Identify Dollar Spot

Dollar spot causes sunken, circular patches that measure up to two inches in diameter on golf greens and several inches on higher mown turf. The patches turn from brown to straw colored and may eventually increase in size forming irregularly shaped areas. Dollar spot is favored by temperatures between 59 degrees to 86 degrees and continuously high humidity. This disease is often found in climates with warm days, cool nights and intense dews.

Why Is Dollar Spot a Problem for Your Lawn?

Infected leaves may display small lesions that turn from yellow to straw colored with a reddish-brown border. This lawn disease can extend the full width of the leaf. Small but mighty, dollar spot can kill turf down to the roots, resulting in serious scarring.

Dollar Spot-infected Turfgrass

Susceptible Grass Types

  • All species of warm and cool season turfgrass

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