Situation: Most commonly found on low cut turf grasses like golf and bowling greens.
Turf damage: Curvularia diseases produce irregularly shaped patches of thinned turf, often coalescing to affect larger areas. Individual leaves initially show yellow and green dappled patterns that extend downwards from the leaf tip. Affected tissue turns brown then grey as it shrivels and dies.
Occurrence: Higher temperatures and long periods of leaf wetness increase risk of disease infection. Cool and warm season grasses can be affected.