TurfDis8Eric Nelson, Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca New York, 1991-1996

Turf management with natural organic fertilizers and the suppressiveness of compost amendments to turfgrass disease. 

Of all the natural organic materials commonly applied to turfgrasses, composted amendments have been among the most consistently effective in reducing the severity of turfgrass diseases. Composted turkey litter (Suståne) and other poultry manure composts are consistently more suppressive to a wider range of diseases than are brewery and municipal biosolids in field experiments.



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