Snow Fungus - Knowledgebase Question

Mineola, Ne
Question by gnroman
March 25, 2010
What is recommended to eliminate snow fungus from a lawn?

Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010


It is useful to determine whether the disease is pink or gray snow mold because gray snow mold rarely damages more than the blades of the grass. Lawns with gray snow mold can be expected to recover fairly quickly even when damage appears extensive. Pink snow mold, in contrast, may invade the crowns and roots causing more serious injury. It is not unusual for both types of snow mold to be found in the same area. Fungicides are not effective in spring after the damage has already occurred unless pink snow mold is involved. Pink snow mold may renew activity if cool, moist weather conditions prevail and may warrant treatment. Use a general purpose lawn fungicide to help control the problem if it is pink snow mold. If it is gray snow mold, it will disappear as the weather warms.

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