What’s happening with this grass?

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What’s happening with this grass?

Post by Hook2.0 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:23 pm

One field we have cows on is suddenly getting large brown spots. It’s been a wet summer, and it’s starting to dry up a little. Fungus? Army worms?
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Re: What’s happening with this grass?

Post by Hook2.0 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:26 pm

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Re: What’s happening with this grass?

Post by M-5 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:32 pm

Army worms or chinch bugs
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Re: What’s happening with this grass?

Post by TexFarmer » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:34 pm

Army worms. There's another thread here about them, they are horrible this year.

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Re: What’s happening with this grass?

Post by Hook2.0 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:36 pm

Army worms was my thought too. The land owner is going to check first thing tomorrow morning. Thanks
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Re: What’s happening with this grass?

Post by hurleyjd » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:28 pm

Hook2.0 wrote:One field we have cows on is suddenly getting large brown spots. It’s been a wet summer, and it’s starting to dry up a little. Fungus? Army worms?
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Looks like water may have stood there for a length o f time and the grass has drown.

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Re: What’s happening with this grass?

Post by Hook2.0 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:36 am

hurleyjd wrote:
Hook2.0 wrote:One field we have cows on is suddenly getting large brown spots. It’s been a wet summer, and it’s starting to dry up a little. Fungus? Army worms?
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Looks like water may have stood there for a length o f time and the grass has drown.
some of the grass that’s dead is in a High spot
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Re: What’s happening with this grass?

Post by Texasmark » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:49 am

I know that plants need oxygen at their root to survive and flooding deprives them of that. I had Army Worms once so I can't say much about them except they didn't kill any plants, just significantly reduced the foliage.

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Re: What’s happening with this grass?

Post by M-5 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:02 am

Texasmark wrote:I know that plants need oxygen at their root to survive and flooding deprives them of that. I had Army Worms once so I can't say much about them except they didn't kill any plants, just significantly reduced the foliage.

the worms eat the foliage on bermuda and stems are brown . Its like when you cut it it will go dormant for 4 or 5 days then will start to green up again. its best to go ahead and cut it then the new growth will come back quicker , chinch bugs or grubs will kill the roots and cause patches to die. there are some good products on the market to treat these areas to eliminate these pest. Bifithren will smoke em
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Re: What’s happening with this grass?

Post by slick4591 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:09 am

I have some now in my front yard. Seems they don't care for the Dallisgrass or Nutgrass.
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