Pink patches in lawn

The snow recently melted here in SE PA revealing some patches of pink desease, a fungus I assume. What is the proper treatment?
Thanks Chas Hurst
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Pink snow mold mycelium. It may not require treatment other than taking a leaf rake and fluffing up the matted turf. Hope you didn't leave your lawn tall last fall, a short final cutting helps prevent some of this.
It's still too early in the year in PA to apply fungicide anyway. Give it a normal balanced feeding in a month or so, after you have cleaned/ fluffed the blighted areas with a leaf rake. If it continues to spread after that you'll need a trip to the garden center for some fungicide.
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wrote:

Thanks for your advice. I did cut the lawn short last mow last fall to avoid this problem.
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duraspan has a fine product to stop this ( it is snow mold ) thatching will rejuvinate your grass but it will come back next year if not treated
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Riiiight.
"Duraspan is the primary chemical used by termite exterminators nationwide".
Stick to being a gofcoursemechanic.
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You guys are funny! Dursban (not Duraspan) is an insecticide. After looking up Duraspan I found Dursban, of which I am familiar, on the Dow Agro site. They have a fungicide named Fore which is labelled for the treatment of snow mold. I have followed Steveo's suggestion to fluff up the affected areas. Later I may give the lawn a dose of Fore. If it is available to a civillian like me.
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Right. It's an organophosphate that you can not purchase anymore. :)
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I knew that. I actually have a bottle of the stuff I bought just before it was taken off the consumer market. As I have my own well I have not used it since. What can I do with the remainder?
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It's not illegal to use it up at label rate for ants and such. The main reason it was phased out was due to over-use..it was the active ingredient in many control products, even pet flea collars. If applied where sunlight shines on the target area, its residual is often less than one day.
Pretty decent chinch bug control too.
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The problem is Pink Snow Mold
Rake it out and lightly apply nitrogen

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