Take-all patch disease is caused by a root-infecting, soil-borne fungus, Gaeumannomyces graminis f.sp. avenae. Take-all patch appears as a brown, circular patch in the turf. It can ruin the appearance of large areas of turf in a fairly short amount of time, if it is left untreated. On sports fields take-all patch can ruin the playability of the turf as well. This is especially true for golf courses. A small case of take-all patch on the greens can quickly become an out-of-control nightmare across the entire course. It can cover great distances, spreading rapidly on shoes, golf cart tires, golf balls, and other equipment as golfers play-through the course.
Sports fields aren't the only turf areas where take-all patch causes problems and creates an eyesore though. It's also a common and very frustrating issue that many homeowners deal with in their own yard. Understanding take-all patch is an important step in learning how to reduce the chances of your lawn becoming a victim.
By: William Adams
In 09/2018 William started at Real Turf working in the field having never done manual labor before. He wasn't expected to last the first day. Terry recognized ways William could benefit the company more, and after 5 months of working full-time on lawn service and enhancement crews, William was given a position doing digital marketing, IT, & quality control work.