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Turf Pest of the Month

Of the several species of chinch bugs, the hairy chinch bug, identified by the white X on its back, is the most common for superintendents in North America. (Photo: David Shetlar)

Turf Pest of the Month: How to keep chinch bugs at bay

January 29, 2024 By
Get to know the warning signs of this turf-killing pest. ...

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Kyllinga. (Photo: Peter Landschoot)

Turf Pest of the Month: How you can stop the spread of kyllinga

September 21, 2023 By
Kyllinga is a particularly pesky turf pest in the Northeast, affecting areas as far north as Connecticut and as far west as Pennsylvania. ...

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Annual bluegrass weevil struck The Golf Club in New Albany, Ohio, after a sod installation. The pest then quickly spread from sod squares to the rest of the course. (Photos: Chris Allender)

Turf Pest of the Month: How to stay on top of ABW outbreaks

August 18, 2023 By
An Ohio superintendent shares why it’s important to keep your cool when dealing with ABW. ...

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This field study evaluated the effects of hollow-tine aerification with drench applications of dish soap. (Photo: Zane Raudenbush, Ph. D.)

Turf Pest of the Month: How scouting for silvery thread moss can prevent bigger issues

July 20, 2023 By
A foe of cool-season putting greens, silvery thread moss can spread easily and turn a small patch into an outbreak on your course. ...

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When spotted lanternflies first infest a new area, adults will swarm properties. (Photo: Brian Walsh)

Turf Pest of the Month: Debunking common myths about spotted lanternfly

May 19, 2023 By
Brian Walsh, a Penn State Extension horticulture educator for Berks County, shares some good news, and some bad news about spotted lanternfly. ...

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(Photo: Craig Weyandt)

Turf Pest of the Month: How one super is blazing a trail with bermudagrass mite management

April 13, 2023 By
Declining turf is a sign of stress, but it’s also a sign of bermudagrass mites. Find out what one superintendent suggests to manage the damaging pest. ...

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