Insect Pest Management on Turfgrass
Granulate cutworm larvae.
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Turfgrass Pest Insects


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Buss, Eileen A., and Adam G. Dale. 2016. “Insect Pest Management on Turfgrass: ENY-300/IG001, Rev. 3/2016”. EDIS 2016 (3). Gainesville, FL:20.


Turfgrass is grown in many environments and for different uses, including home lawns, parks, athletic fields, cemeteries, golf courses, sod farms, pastures, and right-of-ways. The intensity of turfgrass insect management largely depends on the turf species, variety, and its intended use. This revised 20-page fact sheet describes how to manage a variety of insect pests including armyworms, bermudagrass mite, cutworms, fire ants, ground pearls, hunting billbug, mole crickets, scales/mealybugs, southern chinch bug, twolined spittlebugs, tropical sod webworm, and white grubs. Written by Eileen A. Buss and Adam G. Dale, and published by the Entomology and Nematology Department, March 2016.

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