Turf affected: Centipedegrass, Bermudagrass, and Zoysiagrass
Symptoms: Straw-colored patches 2 to 6 inches in diameter. Hourglass shaped lesions with reddish-brown margins develop across the leaves.
Disease occurrence: May to September
Management: Drought soils and prolonged wet foliage are key factors for disease development, so water deeply but infrequently early in the day to allow the leaf blade to dry off. Fertilizing regularly will help the turf to overcome the disease. Collect and dispose of grass clippings when disease is present.