The First Disease of the Year is... PINK!
I was so thrilled that finally here in NE Ohio we have a FIRST report instead of our typical lagging behind the rest of the state! The first detectable disease of the year is noticeable on turf as a necrotic area with an apparently PINK border! The fungal pathogen involved is Microdochium nivale and the disease is commonly called Pink Snow Mold (PSM).