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Turf Pest of the Month

Japanese beetle larvae damage can be easier to spot in cool-season turf thanks to its slower root mass growth. (Photo: David Held)

Turf Pest of the Month: Get to know the Japanese beetle

January 27, 2023 By
David Held, Ph.D., shares how superintendents can spot Japanese beetle damage in cool- and warm-season turf and gives tips on how to treat it. ...

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This superintendent assumed this damaged bunker edge was from drought conditions, but upon closer examination, the damage was the result of bluegrass billbug larvae. (Photo: David Sheltar, Ph.D.)

Turf Pest of the Month: Don’t be fooled by billbug damage

November 11, 2022 By
David Shetlar, Ph.D., entomology professor emeritus, shares the importance of knowing the difference between spring dead spot and billbug damage. ...

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Photo: Alan Fitzgerald

Turf Pest of the Month: How to manage spotted lanternfly

June 20, 2022 By
Golfdom Editor Christina Herrick discusses how to identify and defeat the invasive and destructive spotted lanternfly on the golf course with experts. ...

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A look at the combination of Divanem and Excalibur on June 4 after two applications. (photo by: Bruce Martin, Ph.D.)

Experts study how to stop nematodes in their tracks

March 3, 2022 By
Experts explain how a combination of a soil surfactant and nematicide helped ward off nematodes in bermudagrass test plots. ...

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Vaaler Creek Golf Club has lost a lot of turf due to fall armyworm infestations. (Photo: Vaaler Creek GC)

Turf Pest: Fighting grubs, fall armyworms in the Texas Hill Country

September 23, 2021 By
Vaaler Creek Golf Club faces constant fall armyworm pressure because of the course’s location. Here's how the course has contended with the issue. ...

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Annual bluegrass weevils have become resistant to many modes of action that are currently available. (Photo courtesy of Control solutions)

Turf Pest of the Month: A new way to fight ABW

August 12, 2021 By
Quali-Pro’s Ian Rodriguez, Ph.D., discusses a new mode of action superintendents can add to their arsenal to combat annual bluegrass weevil. ...

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