|QUICK FACTS SHEET FOR ANTHRACNOSE|
|Other Names||Foliar blight, Basal Rot|
|Scientific Name||Colletotrichum cereale|
|Occurence||Turfgrass usually Annual Meadow grass (poa annua)|
Low nutrition, compaction, reduced turf vigour, stressed turf. Cool and wet conditions cause basal rot stage.
Foliar blight appears as irregular yellow or bown patches. Basal rot appears with youngest leaf brick red leave and then yellowing leaves and black rot at the base of leaves.
Late summer but can be present any time of the year. Foliar blight occurs in higher summer temperatue periods.Basal rot stage usually occurs in Autumn and Winter