EXTENSION CONNECTION: Rains promote St. Augustine grass fungus

Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 05:30 PM.

Avoid leaving your irrigation timer on after adequate rainfall. It’s best to operate your irrigation controller on manual so that you can monitor the lawn and provide irrigation during dry times.

You may need to use fungicide if the disease outbreak is severe. Look for products containing propiconazole, triadimefon or thiophanate-methy. Always follow the product label’s directions and precautions.

For more information on how to correctly water a Florida lawn, visit http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_Lawn_Watering.

For more information on maintaining a Florida lawn, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension Office or visit http://hort.ufl.edu/yourfloridalawn.

Larry Williams is an agent at the Okaloosa County Extension office in Crestview.

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