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

Turf Diseases

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

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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