Fungus-free fields for Baw Baw’s clubs
Baw Baw Sport By William PJ Kulich // 02:38, Monday 22 April 2013
THE TRAFALGAR Soccer Field, Warragul’s Western Park and the Drouin Recreation Reserve have all been declared healthy after a fungus outbreak was reported in January.
Image credit: Trafalgar Soccer Field by Baw Baw Shire Council.
Sporting activities at all three venues were limited after the grass was found to have a mix of fungal diseases, including red thread disease, pythium disease, fusarium and folia blight.
The Trafalgar Soccer Club was able to resume training at their venue last week after the all-clear was given
A Baw Baw Shire Council spokesperson told The Warragul Citizen the other grounds were sprayed earlier this year and have been healthy for some time.
Pre-season football training was moved from Western Park while the turf recovered.
The Baw Baw Shire Council has said how the grounds are managed will be changed to reduce the risk of future outbreaks.
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