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Tag: Turf Pest of the Month

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

August 27, 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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Mosquito (Photo: pernsanitfoto / istock–Getty images plus / getty images)

Turf Pest: Biting back at mosquitoes

July 22, 2021 By
Janis Reed, Ph.D., of Control Solutions Inc. explains how golf course superintendents can control mosquitoes on the course. ...

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Photo by: Control Solutions Inc.

Turf Pest of the Month: How to keep fire ants at bay

July 6, 2021 By
Fire ants can be easily identified by the mounds they build — a useful piece of information to avoid getting too close to the female fire ants, which can sting. “They typically like building their mounds in areas that are ...

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Adult annual bluegrass weevil (Photo: Ben McGraw)

Turf Pest of the Month: Contending with the ABW

May 13, 2021 By
Ian Rodriguez, Ph.D., technical services manager for Quali-Pro, discusses ways superintendents can manage the annual bluegrass weevil. ...

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Wildlife pursuing grubs can cause damage to turf. (Photo courtesy of Doug Hausman)

Turf Pest of the Month: Contending with white grubs

April 22, 2021 By
Dakota Dunes features bentgrass tees, greens and fairways, all of which have been impacted by grub damage and has always struggled with white grub. ...

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Left: Chinch bug damage on a south-facing slope at a Pittsburgh-area golf course. Right: A closer look at the Blissus insularis, the southern chinch bug. (Photos by: Mike Agnew, PH.D., Syngenta (left); Lyle Buss (right))

Turf Pest of the Month: (Chinch) bugging out

March 1, 2021 By
In this installment of Turf Pest of the Month, researchers and superintendents lay out the best way to keep chinch bugs at bay. ...

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