Autumn is when one can find one of my favorite turf diseases -- elephant's footprint. Or at least this is my favorite name for a turf disease. It is found most often on unmown Zoysia japonica.
Al Bancroft shared a photo last week of what looks like early development of elephant's footprint.
Similar locations have similar symptoms - this is our deep well. pic.twitter.com/1jPJWDJI14— Albert Bancroft (@alban3074) September 15, 2015
This is what the classic symptoms look like, further into autumn:
I was also reminded this week that real elephant footprints can be a turf problem too:
That's in Tamil Nadu, where one must beware of elephants.
For more about real elephant footprints on turf, see this turfgrass mystery.