Preliminary report on diseases in turf grasses.
Plant diseases in the main turf grasses Zoysia japonica and Cynodon dactylon in Hainan, China, were studied and 13 diseases were identified. All are new records for Hainan. They are Rhizoctonia solani, Corticium rolfsii, Cochliobolus cynodontis, Cochliobolus lunatus, Puccinia zoysiae, Puccinia coronata, Drechslera spp., Rhynchosporium secalis, Nigrospora sphaerica [Khuskia oryzae], Magnaporthe grisea, Colletotrichum graminicola [Glomerella graminicola], Phyllachora graminis and Ascochyta sorghi. Symptoms of the first 4 diseases are described.