A ‘SAMPLE’ may contain one or more pieces of turf but as long as they are all taken from the same local area (i.e. golf Green, sports Pitch), they will be treated as one sample. It is important that examples of all developing symptoms are received. If you are in any doubt about what to send in, please contact me.
Fungal disease can develop rapidly and as the turf decays, it becomes increasingly colonised by a variety of fungi and bacteria. These secondary infections can hinder diagnosis of the initial problem.
Send samples of the turf that show new or recent symptom development and wrap the samples to keep the sward clear of rootzone contamination.
Many fungal disease problems can be assessed using small core samples – so we can work with what you are able to send