Managing Turfgrass Pests

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CRC Press, Sep 27, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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Written by three of the top professionals in the turfgrass field, Managing Turfgrass Pests provides hundreds of pest management methods in a single volume and emphasizes management as the major thrust of control. Development of cultural methods for control of individual pests, chemical control methods, and detailed descriptions of individual pests in each section are followed by extensive cultural management tips. Find out how to accurately diagnose the onset of infestation; how to identify pests and gain knowledge of their cycles, when and where they attack, and the damage they leave in their wakes; and how to control them using a variety of detailed options. The book includes 24 pages of more than 90 full-color photographs of grasses and insects and is also illustrated with more than 160 detailed drawings of weeds and insects.
 

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Contents

TURFGRASS WEEDS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT Thomas L Watschke Introduction
1
Managing Summer Annual Grasses
4
Crabgrasses
5
Goosegrass
6
Foxtail
8
Barnyardgrass
9
Fall Panicum
10
Dallisgrass
11
Rescuegrass
25
Managing Summer Annual Broadleaf Weeds
26
Knotweed
27
Spotted Spurge
28
Purslane
30
Lambsquarters
31
Puncturevine
32
Ragweed
33

Sandbur
12
Poa annua
13
Managing Perennial Grasses and Sedges
15
Tall Fescue
16
Orchardgrass
17
Timothy
18
Smooth Brome
19
Quackgrass
20
Nimblewill
21
Bermudagrass
22
Zoysiagrass
23
Nutsedge
24
TURFGRASS DISEASES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
87
Biological Control of Turfgrass Diseases
95
Winter Diseases
102
Diseases Initiated During Summer That May Persist
123
TURFGRASS INSECT AND MITE MANAGEMENT
171
Leaf and Stem Infestirtg Insect and Mite Pests
206
Stem and Thatch Infesting Insect and Mite Pests
242
Thatch and Root Infesting Insect and Mite Pests
270
Nuisance Invertebrate Insect and Mite Pests
302
Index
345
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