Augustinegrass [Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walt.) Kuntze] that are susceptible to the southern chinch bug, Blissus insular& Barber, are colonized by weeds following chinch bug outbreak and damage (Busey, 1977, unpublished data).
Muller]}, spring melting out [caused by Drechslera poae (Baudys) Shoem], seedling damping off (caused by Pythium, Rhizoctonia, and Fusarium spp.), and chinch bug (Blissus leucopterus hirtus Montandon).
Augustinegrass, Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walt) Kuntze, cultivars was released and widely planted throughout the Southern United States for its resistance to the southern chinch bug (Blissus insularis Barber) (Reinert et al.