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MSU Turf — your turf disease identification & research resource

Disease ID Tool

Unsure of which disease you are dealing with? Use the Disease ID tool to narrow down the possibilities by selecting images that match it's characteristics. Click one of the buttons above to start.

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Welcome to MSU Turf
This site is intended to help you learn the key identification characteristics of common and not-so-common turfgrass diseases found in Michigan and the midwest. Correct identification is the first step to proper management.

We have created biography pages for each disease to help you better understand why diseases invade. The biography pages include information on habitat, alternative common names (AKA), look-a-likes, management practices and chemical controls.

Know what you're looking for?
Quickly access specific diseases by common name. Can't find the name on the disease list? Use the search tool to jump directly to your favorite pesky disease.

Not sure where to start?
Use the Disease ID Tool



Login to get access to the chemical control section and see the diseases that are currently active near your location. More info...