Lawn Care Guide

Scab

Definition:

A fungal disease found in grass and some fruit trees. The most common and damaging form, fusarium head blight, causes scabs or lesions on golf course grass. Apple trees are also susceptible to scab fungus. An infected apple or crabapple tree will have black or grey-brown lesions on the tree’s leaves and/or fruit. An infected tree or lawn can be treated or controlled through the use of various chemicals.