Turf Rundown – Changing Turfgrass Pest Dynamics in the Southeast

Turfgrass managers today are faced with new challenges controlling insects, in part due to the evolution of available insecticide products. Increasingly target-specific chemistries are not only more selective by species but can also be intended for a particular life stage. Our approach to pest management has changed as pesticides now must be applied at very precise times to control specific pests. For turfgrass managers, it is important to recognize the importance of monitoring for insects. Click here to learn about modifications in insect timing and appearance, pesticide application recommendations, and developing monitoring programs.