Anthracnose

Latin Name: 
Colletotrichum cereale also known as basal rot of Annual Meadow-grass

Category: 
Turf Diseases

Habitat & Timing:
Fairly common on poorly managed turf in late summer and autumn

Symptoms: 
Leaves of affected plants turn yellow and the youngest leaves often turn red. The plants rot at the base and can be pulled out with great ease. A black staining at the base of the plant can be seen when the disease is at the advanced stage


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