You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Reduce water of lawns in autumn to prevent brown patch disease
Q. Our lawn has a dead area that seems to be growing in a circle shape. My neighbor says it is brown patch and that I will need to control it with a fungicide. What do you think?
A. The symptoms match those of brown patch. A fungicide such as Fungaway or Terraclor will stop the spread of the disease, but it will probably not heal until next spring. Brown patch only kills the foliage, not the roots.
Prevent brown patch by reducing watering in the autumn. When you do water, only do it in the morning. The disease appears in low spots in the lawn. Level them off with 1/2 to 1 inch of compost.
Q. What insecticide should I use on my tomatoes to kill stink bugs?
A. Sevin or Malathion will control the pests.
Q: Which works best to protect tomatoes from freezes, blankets or plastics?
A. Blankets are better if you are going to drape the covering over the plant. Plastic works well if you make a tent over a frame. Be careful, though, it heats up when the sun comes out. There is a new product called a “planket” that is a plasticized fabric that works very well.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Agriculture Today Archives
Beef cattle seven-year decline ends (May 18, 2016)
Educational video for water well owners (May 18, 2016)
Free Beef Quality Assurance training set for May 25 (May 18, 2016)
Fretwell wins Region 8 high school all around rookie saddle (May 18, 2016)
Grant to restore, enhance the monarch butterfly habitat (May 18, 2016)
Grass-fed beef conference (May 18, 2016)
Gun safety and barbecue in New Braunfels (May 18, 2016)
La Vernia Poultry Judging wins state, advances to nationals (May 18, 2016)
Lawn, landscape, rainwater program May 21 in Floresville (May 18, 2016)
Lesser prairie chicken off the list (May 18, 2016)
Livestock Market Reports (May 18, 2016)
Luling Foundation Field Day (May 18, 2016)
Protecting your tomatoes (May 18, 2016)
TDA Market Recap (May 18, 2016)
Texas Hay Report (May 18, 2016)
As El Nińo fades, expect warmer, drier weather says Texas A&M expert (May 11, 2016)
Floresville team wins second at state (May 11, 2016)
Livestock Market Reports (May 11, 2016)
Llamas, load up! (May 11, 2016)
TDA Market Recap (May 11, 2016)
Texas Hay Report (May 11, 2016)
Transplanting mountain laurels (May 11, 2016)
2016 La Vernia Junior Livestock & Poultry Show (May 4, 2016)
Beef, forage symposium May 10 (May 4, 2016)
Cattle raisers’ crime watch (May 4, 2016)
Corn acreage increases in Texas (May 4, 2016)
Help controlling the weeds (May 4, 2016)
Krueger leads the way at La Vernia stock show (May 4, 2016)
Land Heritage nomination deadline nears (May 4, 2016)
Livestock Market Reports (May 4, 2016)
TDA Market Recap (May 4, 2016)
Texas Hay Report (May 4, 2016)
May 2016 Gardening Calendar (May 1, 2016)