Red thread

Asked May 22, 2019, 7:45 AM EDT

How does red thread (fungus) spread in yards? Is it by foot traffic and lawn equipment tires?

Clermont County Ohio

1 Response

Thank you for your questions. Perhaps you wanted the ‘other OSU,’ but they found their way to Oregon. Fungal diseases spread by spores, which can be blown, carried or washed from host to host. This article is specific to red thread: https://turfdisease.osu.edu/news/red-thread-and-leaf-spot-are-active-0 This one is about a larger group of turf problems: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/BP/BP-125-W.pdf Hope this is helpful.