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2017 Turfgrass Pest Control Recommendations for Professionals


Prepared By:

The University of Georgia


Content Provided By:

Patrick McCullough and Clint Waltz
Crop and Soil Science

Kris Braman and Will Hudson – Entomology

Alfredo Martinez – Plant Pathology


Compiled By:

Clay Bennett

To download the full 2017 Turfgrass Pest Control Recommendations for Professionals please click here (2.2MB).

Table of Contents
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Key Points: Georgia's Turfgrass Industry and UGA's Turfgrass Program
Turfgrass Industry Facts in Georgia
Basic Turfgrass Management for Georgia
Lawn Calendars
St. Augustinegrass
Turf-Type Tall Fescue
Managing Overseeded Grasses in Georgia
Turfgrass Insect Control for Professional Managers
Insect Control in Commercial Turfgrass
Insect Pests of Turfgrass
Insecticide Recommended Site Usage
Turfgrass Disease Control for Professional Managers
Major Chemical Groups of Turfgrass Fungicides
Additional Notes on Turfgrass Fungicides
Fungicide Recommended Site Usage
Nematode Control in Turfgrass
Nematodes Affecting Commercial Turfgrasses and Golf Courses in Georgia
Nematodes Affecting Home Lawns in Georgia
Turfgrass Weed Control for Professional Managers
Golf Course Putting Greens: Preemergence
Golf Course Putting Greens: Postemergence
Turfgrass Weed Response to Herbicides
Turfgrass Tolerance to Herbicides
Turfgrass Tolerance To Preemergence Herbicides
Turfgrass Tolerance To Postemergence Herbicides
Using Integrated Weed Management Strategies for Turfgrasses
Herbicide Recommended Site Usage
Turfgrass Growth Regulators for Professionals
The ABC’s of Pesticide Formulations
Proper Order for Tank Mixing
Six Easy Steps for Success with Preemergence Herbicides
Clearing-Up Questions Regarding Spray Adjuvants
Site Evaluation
Pesticide Application Records
University of Georgia Turfgrass Team
Georgia County Extension Office Numbers


Published by the University of Georgia in cooperation with Fort Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and counties of the state. For more information, contact your local UGA Cooperative Extension office. The University of Georgia is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.




Bulletin 984
Revised December 2016



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