Black Helminthosporium (Leaf Spots) of Turf
Drechslera, Bipolaris, Exserohilum and Curvularia species
Fungal diseases that cause 20 cm circular patches in turf that start off looking black then turn to brown or grey. When patches join large areas may be affected
Warm climate grasses appear to be more susceptible than cool climate grasses.
Kikuyu appears to be particularly susceptible.
Origin and History:
Management and Control:
Avoid excess nitrogen.
Avoid night watering.
Apply fungicides then apply nitrogen to encourage new growth.
Related and Similar Species:References:
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