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Q: I am finding brown streaks across my St. Augustine grass and I am seeing the same problem in some of my neighbor’s yards too. What could be causing this problem?

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July 3, 2017

A: Since we talked on the phone and you had several neighbors willing to meet, I went to your subdivision and conducted an extension program called “Troubleshooting Landscapes.” Once I saw your lawns it appeared to be chinch bug damage. ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Chinch Bug Damage., Chinch Bugs
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Q: You often talk about not overusing Nitrogen fertilizers but isn’t it needed to keep the grass growing?

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July 2, 2017

A: I am going to take a recent study and use parts of it to answer your question. Nitrogen is important for growth but we generally are using too much. A little fertilizer can perk up a St. Augustinegrass lawn as spring arrives, but homeowners ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Chinch Bugs, Fertilizer, Lawns

Overfertilizing St. Augustinegrass Could Encourage Chinch Bugs, UF Researcher Warns

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March 3, 2008

By: Tom Nordlie - (352) 273-3567 Sources: Eileen Buss - (352) 392-0400 Fred Baxendale - fbaxendale1@unl.edu, (402) 472-8699 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A little fertilizer can perk up a St. Augustinegrass lawn as spring arrives, but ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Chinch Bugs, Eileen Buss, Entomology And Nematology, Fred Baxendale, St. Augustinegrass

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