snow mold


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snow mold

n.
1. A fungal disease of turf grasses and lawns, appearing as grayish-white or pinkish patches in the spring after snow has melted.
2. A fungus that causes this disease.
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AMVAC Chemical Corporation reported on Tuesday the completion of the acquisition of the FFIII fungicide product line for snow mold control from the Plant Nutrient Group of The Andersons Inc (NasdaqGS:ANDE) for an undisclosed value.
When leaves get wet and lie stagnant, they can attract insects and develop an icky snow mold that will kill patches of grass beneath them.
Overly long grass is subject to several diseases called snow mold. One last fertilizing is accomplished after the last mowing and before the soil freezes.
Pink snow mold, caused by Microdochium nivale, is a serious disease of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) in the Northern Hemisphere.
It was a snow mold, and I'm glad I took the opportunity to study it, as the web-like mycelium had dried and nearly vanished a few days later.
For example, Microdochium nivale (formerly Fusarium nivale) has pink mycelia, and the disease it causes is called pink snow mold. Rust disease is easy to identify because masses of spores on the leaf have a rusty color (Figure 16-7).
In seven environments of testing in southeastern Idaho locations with severe snow mold (Typhula spp.) infestations, Idaho 587 had an average spring stand of 58% compared with the winter hardy soft white wheat 'Eltan' (Peterson et al., 1991), which had a spring stand of 79% (standard error 4%).
"No fertilizers, no pesticides, no fungicides, no spraying for snow mold. Maintenance of the course should be 10 percent of a normal course's maintenance budget."
He also uses a fungicide in winter to prevent snow mold.
If your lawn is covered with gray snow mold, rake it off.
Snow mold and other winter fungi, for example, are a problem only with certain types of grass, said John Gardner, of Tuckerton Turf Farms Inc., Tabernacle, New Jersey.