Black Spots on Grass

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Date Photo Taken: June 28, 2011
Location: Douglasville, GA
Posted By: Rickyard

Notes:

Discoverd black spots on bermuda grass two days ago. Brushed across spots and dust came off. Residue on hands. I have not added any fertilizer or any chemicals to yard.

COMMENTS

  1. Karen H Unregistered says:

    Having the same trouble… What is this?

    July 3rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Slime Mold (fungus – Physarum sp. and Fuligo sp.): It is not considered a turf pathogen as it derives its nurishment from decaying organic matter splashed upon the leaves and stems rather from the grass blades it is on. The dark gray-to-black crust-like material will wash off under a medium water pressure with your garden hose. At the most there could be some turf yellowing due to reduced chlorophyll production caused by the leaf shading of the mold.

    July 3rd, 2011 at 9:59 pm
  3. Rick White Unregistered says:

    Thank you

    July 5th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

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