Waitea Patch

Symptoms: Relatively new to the UK, Waitea Patch occurs primarily in the Summer as it needs both humidity and warm temperatures to develop. Initial symptoms are ‘watersoaking’ of individual plants, turning yellow/brown in a similar fashion to anthracnose.

Main Causes: Soil saturation.

Time of Year: Summer.


Cultural: One of the best ways to reduce disease severity is to flush the rootzone with clean water to reduce salinity to levels where disease will have little to no effect. A vertidrain or other deep aeration prior to this flush can also aid the cleaning of the soil.

Chemical: None currently with label recommendation. But a good Turf Wetting Agent like Qualibra will help.

Speak to your East Riding Turfcare Area Manager, or a member of our Technical Team about the best control solution.

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