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Insect Control of Commercial Turf

Publication Number: P1858
Updated: January 27, 2017
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Whether on golf courses, athletic fields, sod farms, or as part of the landscape, turfgrass is subject to attack by a number of different insect pests. Professional turf managers must be familiar with these pests to avoid damage and maintain high-quality stands of grass. In addition to being able to identify the insects, it is important to understand their biology, know how to scout for them, understand the different management options that are available, and be familiar with the insecticides that control them.

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Extension Professor
Entomology; extension insect identification; fire ants; termites; insect pests in the home, lawn and

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Extension Professor
Entomology; extension insect identification; fire ants; termites; insect pests in the home, lawn and
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Turfgrass Extension Specialist/Weed Scientist/Weed Control-Turf and Ornamentals
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