Turf Pest of the Month

Billbug damage can be mistaken for spring dead spot, making it important to get up close and personal with your turf. (Photo: Doug RIchman)

Turf Pest of the Month: How to best mitigate potential billbug damage

June 10, 2024 By
A damaging turf pest, billbugs can be a golf course superintendent’s biggest foes. ...

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Known as “plant hoppers” the spotted lanternfly has slowly spread across the U.S. since first appearing in Pennsylvania in 2014. (Photo: University of Illinois)

Turf Pest of the Month: How to help slow the spread of spotted lanternfly

April 11, 2024 By
With the spotted lanternfly now as far west as Illinois, prevention is key to stopping the spread. ...

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If left untreated for too long, anthracnose can lead to mass destruction of turf on areas like putting greens. (Photo: James Kerns)

Turf Pest of the Month: Stopping plant collapse from anthracnose

March 22, 2024 By
Experts share the warning signs of anthracnose and how to stop it. ...

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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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