It is estimated by one of the chemical companies that approximately 1 million acres in Montana didn’t get sprayed for cheatgrass last fall due to the dry conditions. This poses a significant challenge this spring, disease-wise. Here is some info on Rhizoctonia root rot (bare patch) - this disease may be exacerbated by herbicides and immediate planting. Click HERE for the Ag Alert issued this morning by Dr. Mary Burrows of the MSU Cooperative Extension Service. Click HERE for the fungicide chart.