Contributors: K.R. Barker, Plant Pathologist;
D.M. Benson, Research Plant Pathologist;
R.K. Jones, Extension Plant Pathologist
Grasses, Ground Covers, Forage Crops, and Small
- One or more representative samples of sod should be dug up, and soil and plants should be
kept intact. Each should be approximately 3 to 4 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches in diameter. The
sample should include both diseased and healthy areas.
- The entire specimen should be enclosed in a plastic bag. A separate bag should be used for
each if more than one area is sampled. If plants are more than 6 inches high, roots should be tied
off to keep foliage soil-free, then the rest of the plastic
bag should be pulled up over tops and sealed again. The bag must be large enough to cover the
entire specimen, or a second plastic bag can be used to enclose top portions.
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