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brown patch

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a fungus disease of turf grass that results in circular areas of brown, dead grass.
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  • The growth may appear as a rough red or brown patch on the skin.
  • It is thought to refer to the dark brown patch on the gill plate.
  • Watering at night does not contribute to brown patch fungus, which is caused by overwatering and high fertility.
  • Efficacy trials include work on dollar spot, gray leaf spot, and brown patch.
  • brown patch and crown rust are among the diseases that have significantly impacted the low-input trials.

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