How do you treat red thread fungus?

How do you treat red thread fungus?

If red thread disease continues to be a problem in your lawn, treat it with a fungicide like Scotts® DiseaseEX™ Lawn Fungicide, following all label directions. A broad-spectrum fungicide, this product kills the active fungus while helping prevent the spread of, and reinfection from, the disease for up to 4 weeks.

What is the best fungicide for red thread?

The only fungicide available to home gardeners for control of red thread is trifloxystrobin (Provanto Lawn Disease Control). The fungicide can be used all year round except during drought conditions or when the lawn is frozen.

How do I permanently get rid of red thread?

How Can I Get Rid of Red Thread? To help control the spread of Red Thread, a suppressant (fungicide) can be applied to the area. This fungicide stops the growth of red thread, and allows it to grow out over a week or two.

How long does it take to get rid of red thread?

It may take two years or more of careful feeding to prevent red thread from coming back in the spring. An additional control method is to avoid prolonged periods of grass wetness. Irrigation should be done between midnight and 6 AM.

When is the best time to treat red thread?

Since it’s not possible to remove the pathogen nor control the weather, the most effective way to get rid of Red Thread is to address the susceptible host plant. Fertilizing lawns in late spring and early summer will help to provide nitrogen.

How much nitrogen does it take to treat red thread?

Red Thread Treatment Nitrogen is best applied at . 5 oz per square yard in the form of sulphate of ammonia. When treating for nitrogen, though, you are potentially leaving your lawn vulnerable to other diseases. Adjust your watering schedule and adhere to a balanced fertilizing program to prevent and treat red thread.

How do you get rid of red thread naturally?

To control red thread, fertilize your lawn with high nitrogen, but balanced fertilizer. Red thread occurs more frequently in undernourished turf. When you mow, use a grass catcher and dispose of the grass tips with the fungus.

What causes red thread fungus?

Red thread disease is a fungal infection found on lawns and other turfed areas. It is caused by the corticioid fungus Laetisaria fuciformis and has two separate stages. The stage that gives the infection its name is characterised by very thin, red, needle-like strands extending from the grass blade.

Can red thread spread?

While affected areas of grass appear to be dead, red thread doesn’t kill the grass. The fungus that infects the turf lives in the thatch and soil and can be spread by dead infected plant material and by mowing and other mechanical maintenance.

Does overwatering cause red thread?

It is normal for lawns to get a mild dose of Red Thread when conditions are optimal. This fungal disease is really a symptom of improper watering, poor grass, poor soil or all of these things.