Wet, dark rootzones are turning into hot messes on putting greens. With the arrival of intense summer heat, lawns may go quickly into dormancy. Zoysiagrass may be feeling the effects of a mid March temperature drop. Etiolation should cue awareness not panic. Basal rot anthracnose observed in the region.

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The Mizzou Turf Diagnostic Lab as part of the MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic provides identification of turf problems, and suggests management practices to aid recovery. Click on the Turf Diagnostics link to access the submission form and instructions for submitting a sample, or visit the MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic for more information.