|Intro:||An M-U lawn care expert says this summer's unusual weather is to blame for the golf green being brown. Erica Coghill has more from Jefferson City.|
Wrap: M-U Turf Grass Specialist, Brad Fresenburg says the root of the problem is Brown Patch Disease, a fungus that turns your thick green grass into patches of thin brown grass.
Fresenburg says the problem has been exceptionally bad this summer due to the high heat, humidity and moisture.
Golf courses across Missouri have taken the biggest hit, spending large amounts of time and money on treatments.
|Description: And even in um, ya know, some of the bigger cities, Saint Louis and Kansas City, there's been some courses that have, that bascially lost all eighteen greens and there's even been some courses that have had to close down, they just didn't have anything left.|
Fresenburg suggests using a fungaside for treating larger areas affected by the fungus.
From the State Capitol, I'm Erica Coghill.