Fairy Ring


  • Symptoms vary with casual agents.
  • Aboveground mushroom and puff ball basidiocarps may or may not occur.
  • Typically has outer rings that are either dark-green or brown in color.
  • Shape and size of the rings vary, depending on the species.
  • Activity in turf ceases when the individual rings come in contact with each other.
  • Some casual agents form fruiting bodies, but not rings and vice versa.

Conditions Favoring Disease:

  • Typically occurs in the summer.
  • Can also occur on cool-season turfgrass in mild winter climates.