Incidence of TARR in Zoysia???

Asked April 24, 2017, 12:34 PM EDT

Large St Augustine yard completely decimated by TARR. Will have to resod.

What is incidence/prevalence of TARR in Zoysia grass or does it even occur?

Any help would be appreciated.

Dallas County Texas

1 Response

TARR is generally found in St. Augustine and Bermuda
lawns. However, it will attack Bentgrass, Zoysia, Fescue, Perennial Rye and a few others.
The following is from the aggie-horticulture website:

Zoysiagrasses are relatively free of serious pest problems. Brownpatch, rust and leaf spot diseases can cause problems in zoysiagrass turf, but the grass usually recovers when environmental conditions change. In intensively maintained lawns, fungicides may be needed to prevent these diseases. In the fall, applications of Banner, Daconil or Bayleton are required to prevent rust on zoysia lawns.

White grubs are the major insect attacking zoysiagrass turf. Monitoring the soil underlying the turf during summer and fall is the most effective way of preventing a grub problem. When populations of grubs exceed 4 to 5 per square foot of turf, treatment with insecticides is recommended.

I hope this helps. Good luck with your lawn.