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Tag: 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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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: Get to know annual bluegrass weevil

Albrecht Koppenhöfer, Ph.D., and Ben McGraw, Ph.D., share what you need to know about annual bluegrass weevil and the best actions to control it. ...

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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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Patches of turf known to have Japanese beetle larvae damage can serve as a litmus test for pest pressure in a given year.

Getting to the root of your beetle problem

April 11, 2022 By
Doug Richmond, Ph.D., discusses how superintendents can determine, monitor and treat Japanese beetle infestations on the green. ...

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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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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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