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Report: Sugarcane Mosaic Virus Infected St Augustine Turf Growing in Southern Pinellas County

Report: Sugarcane Mosaic Virus Infected St Augustine Turf Growing in Southern Pinellas County

There is a lot of chatter these days about Sugarcane Mosaic Virus (SMV) –  the “deadly virus” attacking St Augustine turf in Pinellas County with no cure. That’s the “news”! However, what is happening in the real world is quite different. I care for one lawn confirmed with SMV (a neighbor across the street has the virus too). This article is about that lawn and my observations of that lawn. This article is not news – it is about the real world.

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