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yellowing of st augustinegrass

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From: arlene gayle
minneola, FL
I have noticed about 2 months ago I start have yellow spots over my lawn and some sport are becoming dry and dying. I have put fertilizer and iron on it but it seen to be getting worst and spreading. I am wondering if I have SAD. What can I do. Thank you.

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From: Douglas B. Gucker
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
DeWitt/Macon/Piatt Unit
Your grass may have a chinch bug infestation. The Florida Extension has a very good fact sheet on St. Augustinegrass ( and it describes what seems to be your problem.

You might want to contact your local Extension office in Lake County, (352) 343-4101, They will know more about this than me, since I am located in central Illinois.

I hope this is helpful to you.

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