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2015 Snow Mold Trial (VIDEO)
April 17, 2015In the interest of trying to expand our delivery methods when it comes to our trial work and outreach, I have decided to attempt to put together a series of videos for all of the trials that we conduct in any given year. It’s actually a big undertaking that adds a lot of work to <a class="read-more-link" href="http://psuturf.com/2015/04/2015-snow-mold-trial-video/"><br />...read more</a>
Register Now for the 2015 Annual Sport Administration Golf Outing!
April 1, 2015Register Now for the 2015 Annual Sport Administration Golf Outing!
Why do some lawns have more snow mold than others?
March 30, 2015The winter of 2015 is finally over, and in its wake are brown lawns, many with bleached patches of matted, crusty grass. The patches are symptoms of a disease called snow mold, caused by one or more cold-tolerant fungi that attack plants under snow cover. The two most common snow mold diseases occurring in Pennsylvania are gray snow mold and pink snow mold, caused by Typhula incarnata and Microdochium nivale respectively.