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The Landscape Pest Management Program is dedicated to assisting with idenfication and familiarity of pests and beneficial insects that commonly occur in turfgrass and ornamental plants. Their website offers information such as pesticides, natural enemies, types of biological control, and insect identification information and resources, biology, and pest management options. These resources  include beneficial texts, beneficial insects, insects on ornamentals, insects on turf along with helpful information, and photographs of the insects.

 

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From The Turf Blog
Outbreak of fall armyworm caterpillars in Georgia turfgrass Posted by Shimat V. Joseph on Aug 30, 2021 We are witnessing outbreak populations of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in residential, and public lawns across Georgia at this moment (as of 30 Aug. 2021). The caterpillar stages of fall armyworm feed on the turfgrass leaf blades and stems. The turfgrass can go from a perfect green to complete brown...
Scouting for Turfgrass Diseases….is That Time of the Year Posted by Alfredo Martinez on May 26, 2021 1. Time to scout for gray leaf spot Gray leaf spot is a fungus disease that affects St. Augustinegrass, perennial ryegrass and tall fescue in Georgia. Hot humid summer weather and high nitrogen levels can make turf susceptible to this disease. The fungus causing the disease is Pyricularia oryzae (Magnaporthe...
Watch for hunting billbugs in turfgrass
Watch for hunting billbugs in turfgrass Posted by Shimat V. Joseph and Midhula Gireesh on Feb 15, 2021 Hunting billbug, Sphenophorous venatus vestitus (Family: Curculionidae) (Figure 1) is one of the important weevil pests of turfgrass in Georgia. It is called a billbug because of its long snout or “bill” which has small mandibles at the tip. Hunting billbug infestations in turfgrass are not easily detected until the...
It’s Finally Here! CEU-Granting Distance Education for Green Industry Professionals Posted by Bodie Pennisi, Dan Suiter, Shimat Joseph on Feb 11, 2020 University of Georgia is offering online, live program that will allow green industry professionals to receive world-class training while at their home or office. Logging on, watching a live presentation, and then going back to work (all while receiving CEUs) is just a few mouse clicks away. Watch as a...
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