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By Thomas L. Watschke


comprises revised and up-to-date info on very important turfgrass pests in addition to on cultural, organic, and chemical keep watch over measures
bargains particular innovations for every pest, incorporating all on hand administration tactics
Highlights the significance of minimizing pests via cultural systems
comprises greater than 275 colour images and illustrations


Written via 3 of the pinnacle pros within the turfgrass box, dealing with Turfgrass Pests, moment version brings jointly enormous quantities of recommendations and top practices that will help you deal with turfgrass weeds, illnesses, and bugs extra successfully. because the booklet of the bestselling first version, advances in pest-resistant turfgrass cultivars and pest regulate items have resulted in major alterations within the methods pests are controlled. This revised and up to date moment version reinforces these administration strategies which are nonetheless appropriate and covers new techniques which were brought because the first edition.

The ebook discusses the concept that of built-in pest administration, incorporating cultural, organic, and chemical keep watch over measures. particularly, the authors emphasize the philosophy of minimizing pests via well-defined and well-implemented cultural structures. instead of easily hoping on a pesticide resolution for keep an eye on, they clarify the way to fine-tune cultural practices to higher handle the query of why the pest is found in the 1st position. as soon as those cultural practices are in position, any pesticide that continues to be required can be even more powerful at controlling the pest.

New during this Edition

Revised and up to date descriptions of economically very important turfgrass pests
Revised and up-to-date cultural techniques to turfgrass pest management
Revised and up-to-date organic equipment of turfgrass pest management
Revised and up to date chemical keep an eye on of turfgrass pests
greater than two hundred new colour illustrations

Packed with pictures, this full-color ebook offers up-to-date details on top practices and keep an eye on measures for turfgrass pest administration. It additionally explains easy methods to combine a variety of administration techniques to make sure caliber and practical turf. all through, the authors supply useful thoughts that can assist you optimize the competitiveness of your turfgrass opposed to the pests that necessarily develop into a part of any surroundings.

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Leaflets are narrow, about one-half inch (13 mm) long and hairy. 24). Cultural Strategies Puncturevine is most competitive when soils are compacted and nitrogen fertility is low. Cultural practices to reduce soil compaction should be employed. Strategies I, II, and III: See Knotweed. Increase maintenance of turf areas, or where a turf has been thinned by insect attack, or disease incidence. 24 Puncturevine. (Photo courtesy of N. 25 Carpetweed. Cultural Strategies See Lambsquarters. Carpetweed Description This late-germinating, but quick-growing annual is prostrate and forms mats in all directions from the taproot.

Goosegrass grows well in noncompacted soil than in compacted soil, but competition from desired species is considerably greater when soils are not compacted. Strategy IV: Apply preemergence herbicides approximately 10−14 days later than for smooth crabgrass. If lilac is present, petal fall is a fairly reliable indicator for proper timing of application. Check herbicide label for goosegrass control rates, as they frequently differ from those for smooth crabgrass. Do not core cultivate the following application.

Strategy II: In St. Augustinegrass or dichondra, apply a broad spectrum combination of broadleaf herbicides. Strategy III: Management of Florida pusley in warm-season grasses that are sensitive to phenoxy herbicides can be attained by using a triazine herbicide according to label recommendations. Managing Winter Annual Broadleaf Weeds The preferred time for the establishment of cool-season turfgrasses is late summer through early fall, in part to avoid competition from summer annual weed species.

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