Category Archives: Plant Diseases

Brown Patch

Brown Patch by Charles Bohmfalk It is that time of the year when we are now entering the fall season that brings cooler weather and humid, rainy conditions.  These conditions when the overnight temperatures are below 70° F and the daytime temperatures are in the 75° F to 85° F range can lead to many problems in the lawn.  Brown patch is one of the lawn diseases that becomes a real problem in our lawns during the cooler and more humid weather conditions in the fall and early… Read More →

Rose Rosette Disease

Rose Rosette Disease by PJ LaRue Smith Rose rosette disease (rose witches broom) has been getting more press the last several years in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area due to the increased infection rate noted at several homes and public gardens.  This disease is particularly devastating in that (a) there is no cure, (b) infected bushes must be removed/destroyed, and (c) all roots of infected plants must be dug up before replanting roses in the same location. Symptoms of rose rosette disease include witches broom formation of new growth,… Read More →

Preventing Oak Wilt

Preventing Oak Wilt by Byron Chitwood There are many diseases and insects that attack Oak Trees in Texas.  .   One of the most devastating of the diseases is Oak Wilt.  Hunt County has managed to dodge the Oak Wilt problem even though it is as close as Collin County.  Oak wilt will be discussed later in this article but first it is important to recognize some of the more prevalent conditions that attack Oaks and some other trees in our area. The prolonged drought has been an enabler… Read More →

Cool Weather Lawn Problems

Cool Weather Lawn Problems by Charles Bohmfalk We are now entering the fall season that brings cooler weather and humid, rainy conditions.  Lawn diseases become a bigger problem with these conditions that are more pleasant for us.  Brown patch is one of the lawn diseases that becomes a problem in our lawns during the cooler and more humid weather conditions in the fall and early winter months when night time temperatures are below 70° F and the daytime temperatures are in the 75° F to 85° F range. … Read More →

Oak Tree Diseases

Oak Tree Diseases by Byron Chitwood Probably the most dreaded disease problem that attacks oak trees in Texas is Oak Wilt.  Fortunately, we do not have that problem in Hunt County.  However, it is as close as Collin County to the west of us so be vigilant and take precautions to prevent this disease from attacking your oak trees.  It can attack any variety of oak trees but seems to be one that infects Live Oaks.  One of the easiest precautions that can be taken is to buy… Read More →