Managing turfgrass pests by Thomas L. Watschke

By Thomas L. Watschke

Features

comprises revised and up to date details on very important turfgrass pests in addition to on cultural, organic, and chemical regulate measures
bargains particular techniques for every pest, incorporating all on hand administration tactics
Highlights the significance of minimizing pests via cultural systems
comprises greater than 275 colour pictures and illustrations

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Written by way of 3 of the pinnacle pros within the turfgrass box, coping with Turfgrass Pests, moment version brings jointly thousands of suggestions 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 keep an eye on items have ended in major adjustments within the methods pests are controlled. This revised and up-to-date moment version reinforces these administration strategies which are nonetheless proper and covers new ways which were brought because the first edition.

The publication discusses the concept that of built-in pest administration, incorporating cultural, organic, and chemical regulate measures. specifically, the authors emphasize the philosophy of minimizing pests via well-defined and well-implemented cultural platforms. instead of easily hoping on a pesticide resolution for keep watch over, they clarify the way to fine-tune cultural practices to raised tackle the query of why the pest is found in the 1st position. as soon as those cultural practices are in position, any pesticide that remains required can be even more potent at controlling the pest.

New during this Edition

Revised and up to date descriptions of economically vital turfgrass pests
Revised and up to date cultural methods 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 2 hundred new colour illustrations

Packed with pictures, this full-color e-book presents up-to-date info on top practices and keep an eye on measures for turfgrass pest administration. It additionally explains find out how to combine quite a few administration techniques to make sure caliber and useful turf. all through, the authors provide sensible concepts that can assist you optimize the competitiveness of your turfgrass opposed to the pests that unavoidably turn into a part of any atmosphere.

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4 m) above ground. Strategy II: Use a postemergence herbicide in the seedbed that is safe for application to seedling turfgrasses or a preemergence herbicide where appropriate. Strategy III: Use a combination of postemergence herbicides after seedling cool-season turfgrasses have matured. Strategy IV: Use a combination of a nonselective herbicide with a preemergence herbicide on dormant warm-season species. Henbit Description This cool-season annual grows upright, but some prostrate stems may sprout from the base of the plant.

Future research will be required to develop cultural and chemical strategies for these weeds. Therefore, historical herbicide use on specific sites has, at least, been a partially selecting force in the population dynamics of the existing turfgrass sward. Managing Summer Annual Grasses Summer annual grasses are tropical plants that persist and are competitive with turf during frost-free periods. They depend upon seed production as the sole means of propagation and survival. Some examples of summer annuals are smooth crabgrass, large crabgrass, barnyardgrass, fall panicum, green and yellow foxtail, goosegrass, and sandbur.

It is rolled in the bud with prominently veined, long leaves that are shiny underneath. When seeded heavily, tall fescue can provide an acceptable turf. 9 Tall fescue. 9). Cultural Strategies Tall fescue usually can be eliminated as a problem during turf establishment by using certified seed of desired species and by not mixing tall fescue with any other grass. If an established site becomes infested with tall fescue, a different strategy is required. Strategy I: Eliminate clumps of tall fescue from the seedbed by physical removal or soil screening.

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