Submitted to: USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 1, 2012
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Citation: Crouch, J., Clarke, B.B. 2012. Biology and pathology of turfgrass anthracnose. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. 11(5):1-7.
Anthracnose is a destructive fungal disease of weakened turf that occurs throughout the United States, Canada, and Western Europe and is particularly severe on annual bluegrass (Poa annua). In this article, we provide an overview of the biology, host range and epidemiology of the fungus responsible for anthracnose disease on turfgrass, Colletotrichum cereale.