Red thread/Pink patch

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Red thread

Latin Name: 
Laetisaria fuciformis and Limonomyces roseipellis

Turf Diseases

Habitat & Timing:
Common on swards of low fertility, especially late summer and autumn; Fescues and Ryegrass particularly susceptible

Now thought to be a ‘complex’ involving two species; Laetisaria fuciformis produces red needles attached to leaf; Limonomyces roseipellis produces pink mycelium in morning dew

Poorly defined patches of bleached grass

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