Rhizoctonia diseases of turfgrass

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Principal Researcher:

Dr.Tom Hsiang, University of Guelph.

Project Scope: The fungal genus Rhizoctonia, most commonly brown patch, causes a variety of diseases on a variety of grasses. The objectives of this work are to examine isolates of Rhizoctonia for the ability to cause disease on a range of turfgrass host species, examine sensitivity to a variety of fungicides, characterize the physiological requirements and investigate genetic differences. The outcome of the project will allow insights into the adaptability of various pathogens to things such as fungicide resistance or environmental tolerance providing turfgrass managers with important information of the management of these diseases.

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