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Red thread is commonly noticeable when the pale red or orange fungal growth (red threads) are present on the leaf tips. A pink flock of mycelium may be produced. The disease favours temperate conditions and thrives when fertility is lacking and foliage is wet for consecutive days.
Cool-season turfgrasses. The disease is more pronounced in species of ryegrass and fescue.
First symptoms is the tan colour of dead leaves. Pink to pale red or orange fungal growth appear. Circular or irregular shaped patches up to 15cm in diameter become infected with the disease. The appearance is water-soaked and shortly after the turf dies.
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