Disease Du Jour (November 11)

Received this photo of bermudagrass from Dr. Ron Strahan, our weed and turf specialist. No, this is not a turf maze. This is injury caused by the frost that we had this past weekend. This type of injury occurs in the fall when we get an early frost before the turf goes dormant. Generally it doesn’t cause permanent damage; it just makes the turf go dormant. Late frosts in the spring after the turf has greened up can also cause this injury. A similar type of injury also occurs zoysiagrass.

Frost injury to bermudagrass.

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About Don Ferrin

I am an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Plant Patholgy & Crop Physiology with the LSU AgCenter in Baton Rouge. I have statewide responsibility for issues and educational programs related to diseases of all horticultural crops in Louisiana.
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