6000 Take-All Root Rot of Warm-Season Grasses | UGA Cooperative Extension

Take-all root rot (TARR) has emerged as a destructive disease in central, south and coastal Georgia. TARR affects all warm-season turfgrasses in Georgia, but it is more common and severe in St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum). This publication contains important information on the biology of the causal agent, detailed descriptions of the disease symptoms (aided by high-quality, detailed pictures), relevant up-to-date information on conditions favoring the disease, and cultural, genetic and chemical methods of control. This publication is intended for turfgrass professionals, consultants, county faculty, homeowners, and general public.


Status and Revision History
Published on Oct 18, 2016

Faculty
Alfredo Martinez Extension Plant Pathologist-Turfgrass, Small Grains, NonLegume Forages, Plant Pathology Donald M. Gardner County Extension Agent, Southeast District Jacob G. Price County Extension Coordinator, Southwest District Elizabeth L. Little Extension Plant Pathologist - landscape, garden, and organic fruit and vegetables, Plant Pathology
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