Tag: Turf Pest of the Month

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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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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