Causal Agent: Colletotrichum spp.

Susceptible Turfgrasses: Wintergrass, Bentgrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Fescue & Couch


  • Leaves of infected plants turn yellow to a light tan to brown before dying.

  • Younger leaves often turn red.

  • Basal stem and leaf sheath rot, affected plants are easy to pull out.

  • Infected areas are seen as irregular shaped patches.

  • Affected patches are a reddish brown colour turning yellow then tan to brown.

  • A black stain may occur at the base of infected plants, this is an acervulus, a black fungal fruiting body.

Conditions Favouring Disease

  • Disease development is favoured by warm humid conditions.

  • Anthracnose favours temperatures over 25°C.

  • It is necessary for a film of moisture to be present on either the roots or foliage for infection to occur.

  • More than 10 hours a day of leaf wetness for consecutive days.

  • Hot summers in cool temperature areas are when the disease is most noticeable.

  • Soil compaction and low amounts of nitrogen also contribute to disease occurrence.

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Products to Use Anthracnose

Evolution Fungicide

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Evolution is a premium, fungicide mixture containing 120g/L of the active ingredient Azoxystrobin and 200g/L Tebuconazole. This unique combination provides powerful…

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Vantage Fungicide

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Vantage Fungicide is a broad spectrum, systemic fungicide containing 95g/L of the active constituent Azoxystrobin, a trusted chemistry for Australian turf…

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Impala for web

For broad spectrum control of fungal diseases in turf. New active constituent triticonazole brings higher efficacy from the DMI-triazole family. The…

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Medallion Turf Fungicide offers contact plus – exceptional spore busting capabilities on the leaf, in the thatch, and on the soil surface.…

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10% Trifloxystrobin + 20% Tebuconazole Dedicate turf fungicide contains two active ingredients with two different modes of action, providing curative and…

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25.6% iprodione, 1.6% trifloxystrobin Interface has preventative, curative and eradicant activity, controlling all stages of turf disease. Interface provides superior disease…

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Instrata 10L bottle

36.2% Chlorothalonil, 5.7% Propiconazole + 1.45% Fludioxanil Instrata is an excellent choice for use in a preventative program or curatively after…

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Headway Maxx


6.2% Azoxystrobin + 1.04% Propiconazole Headway Maxx combines the strength, longevity and broad spectrum of Heritage MAXX with the speed and…

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Banner Maxx


15.5% Propiconazole Banner Maxx is an excellent choice as an early curative treatment, providing systemic broad spectrum control of major turf…

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