Besides all the crabgrass that has flourished in many lawns this year (now turning purple and dying) there have been many lawn diseases. Recently, Rick Latin, Professor of Plant Pathology at Purdue University, explained some of these in a "Turf Tips" blog post at: http://purdueturftips.blogspot.com. The following are some highpoints of Latin's observations in his own words.
Maple trees are loved by many as some of the best shade trees for the home landscape. Maples produce seeds that fall like tiny helicopters from the tree. As loved as these trees are, people become alarmed when the leaves on these maple trees have large black spots that look like they've been splattered with tar.
The Purdue Master Gardener Program is an integral part of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and provides the residents of Indiana a chance to grow. Under the guidance and support of Purdue Extension, selected residents of a county voluntarily begin a training program specifically designed to prepare them to help others grow.
Have you heard of Noble County Farm to Fork? Check out this video of Farm to Fork, made by our Summer Intern, Tyler Boganwright.