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Large patch, formerly called brown patch, is on the rise in Louisiana lawns. It is the most common disease seen in Louisiana. LSU AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh said the disease can occur on all warm-season turfgrasses. It is particularly prevalent on St. Augustine grass. “Symptoms appear as yellow, circular or irregular shaped patches of disease that can become quite extensive,” he said.

Large patch disease on the rise in Louisiana lawns

BATON ROUGE — Large patch, formerly called brown patch, is the most common disease of lawns in Louisiana. And it’s on the rise.

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The 2018 Get It Growing Calendar is also on sale.

AgCenter calls for photo entries for its Get It Growing Calendar

BATON ROUGE — The LSU AgCenter has issued a call to professional and amateur nature photographers in Louisiana to submit their best photos of Louisiana flowers, plants, lawns and gardens for consid

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LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill suggests planting shade-tolerant perennials or ground covers where grass will not grow.
—LSU AgCenter/Rick Bogren

Get It Growing: Too much shade means lawn problems

Often, the things people plant first in new landscapes are the lawn and shade trees. As time goes on, however, sun-loving lawn grasses and shade trees don’t go together particularly well.


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