Algae can show up on the golf course in poorly drained soil where close cutting has aided in competition. (image via turfgrass.ncsu.edu)
Containing chlorophyll, but lacking roots, stems and leaves, algae are photosynthetic primitive plants found pretty much everywhere (including polar ice caps and volcanic heat vents). So it's not surprising when algae shows ups up on the golf course, competing with turf for space, light, nutrition and water.
Not resulting from aquatic algae via ponds, streams or lakes, cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) is similar to algae in turf, appearing in shaded, damp turf areas and thin or week turf. It is often a precursor to moss infestations.
Junction & Pentathlon for Algae Control
While cultural practices that limit algal growth are important, solutions are available to control algae once it has become established
With proven performance on algae and major turfgrass diseases such as Brown Patch and Leaf Spots, Pentathlon’s multi-site mode of activity and low risk of resistance development make it an excellent choice as a foundation product in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. With excellent tenacity and no dye, Pentathlon is ideal for use on highly maintained turf grass.
Active on 11 pathogens and on moss, Junction’s broad-spectrum fungicide provides quick knock-down of Pythium and control of Rhizoctonia, Brown Patch, Dollar Spot, Fusarium, algae and moss.
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