Pests and Diseases

Recommendations for diagnosing and managing weeds, diseases and pests in turfgrass, including beetles, grubs, dandelions, webworms, billbugs, chinch bugs and spotted lanternflies. Tips on organic care and using pesticides and fungicides.

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Home Lawn Care Workshop - Workshops Workshops

Home Lawn Care Workshop

09/08/2018

Orrstown, PA

Free
Learn proper methods of weed control, lawn renovation and management of lawn pests. More
Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training
Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training - Online Courses Online Courses
Free
Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that can damage many crops. Learn best practices to stop its spread. Complete this training to receive permits from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA). More
Choosing a Qualified Pest Management or Lawn Care Company
Choosing a Qualified Pest Management or Lawn Care Company - Articles Articles
When you discover a pest problem in or around your home, the first step is to identify the pest. More
Japanese Beetle Management
Japanese Beetle Management - Online Courses Online Courses

Japanese Beetle Management

2

1 hour

$25.00
Learn to recognize the damage Japanese beetles do to turfgrass and ornamental plants, and how to manage infestations. Earn pesticide applicator credits. More
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need?
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need? - Articles Articles
In Pennsylvania, Green Industry professionals who use pesticides need to understand the Pennsylvania pesticide laws and how to comply with them. More
Noxious Weed - Catsear
Noxious Weed - Catsear - Articles Articles
Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata or Hypochoeris radicata), also known as flatweed, cat's ear or false dandelion, is a perennial, low-lying herb often found in lawn. More
Landscape Update
Landscape Update - Workshops Workshops

Landscape Update

09/11/2018

Allentown, PA

$20.00
This program provides information about pest management for turf and ornamental landscape plants and help you fulfill your pesticide license recertification requirements. More
Professional Pest Managers School
Professional Pest Managers School - Workshops Workshops

Professional Pest Managers School

09/12/2018

Wexford, PA

$85.00
This one-day pesticide update session provides research-based information for applicators, as well as recertification credits in categories where it can be difficult to find credits. More
Organic Land Care Best Management Practices Manual
Organic Land Care Best Management Practices Manual - Articles Articles
This free manual provides recommendations to land managers and landscape contractors on best management practices for effectively conducting organic land care. More
Photo: P. Landschoot, Penn State
SDHI Fungicides for Turfgrass Diseases - Articles Articles

SDHI Fungicides for Turfgrass Diseases

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.

As summer approaches, plans are being finalized for disease prevention and control programs. More
Photo: Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org, dandelion, Taraxacum officinale
Dandelion as a Landscape Weed - Articles Articles
Dandelion is a perennial weed of lawns, landscape ornamental beds, and nurseries. More
White grub damage in a residential lawn. Photo: N. Bosold, Penn State (retired)
White Grubs—Underground Marauders in Turf - Articles Articles
White grubs are probably one of the most common turfgrass insect pests encountered in Pennsylvania lawns. More
Photo: P. Landschoot, Penn State
Brown Ring Patch Active in Central PA - News News
In May, 2017, I received a call from a golf course in central PA about a disease producing yellow circular patches on annual bluegrass greens. More
Calibration How Tos: How to Calibrate Your Rotary Spreader
Calibration How Tos: How to Calibrate Your Rotary Spreader - Videos Videos
The video shows you how to calibrate your rotary spreader. More
Jim Baker, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org
White Grubs in Home Lawns - Articles Articles
Home lawns in Pennsylvania can be damaged by the larval stages of various species of scarab beetles, including Japanese beetles and northern masked chafer grubs. More
Mark Dreiling, Bugwood.org
Sod Webworms in Home Lawns - Articles Articles
Several species of sod webworms or "lawn moths" commonly infest home lawns. The larvae can cause major damage to residential turfgrass, especially during drought. More
Sod Webworm as Occasional Pests of Field Corn
Sod Webworm as Occasional Pests of Field Corn - Articles Articles
Several species of sod webworms occasionally may be serious pests to young corn plants during May and early June. More
Green June Beetle
Green June Beetle - Articles Articles
Home lawns in select areas of Pennsylvania often are subject to severe and extensive injury from green June beetle grubs. More
Natalie Hummel, Louisiana State University AgCenter, Bugwood.org
Chinch Bugs in Home Lawns - Articles Articles
Hairy chinch bugs can be frequent pests of home lawns in Pennsylvania. More
Home, Lawn and Garden Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Home, Lawn and Garden Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Articles Articles
IPM is not a practice limited to commercial and agricultural situations. It can also be used by the general public throughout our community. More
David Shetlar, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
Billbugs in Home Lawns - Articles Articles
Several billbug species occur on turf, but the bluegrass billbug is the most common in our state. More
Tips to Improve Your Lawn Care Program This Fall
Tips to Improve Your Lawn Care Program This Fall - Articles Articles
As nighttime temperatures dip into the low 50s and the days continue to get shorter, one thing is certain; fall is coming. More
Landscaping and Gardening Around Walnuts and Other Juglone Producing Plants
Landscaping and Gardening Around Walnuts and Other Juglone Producing Plants - Articles Articles
Walnuts and hickories produce the chemical juglone (5 hydroxy-1,4- napthoquinone), which is exuded from all parts of the plant. More
Introduction to Creating Healthy Landscapes
Introduction to Creating Healthy Landscapes - Articles Articles

Introduction to Creating Healthy Landscapes

Emelie Swackhamer, J. Robert Nuss, Larry Kuhns, Gregory Hoover

When a plant looks unhealthy or has been injured by an insect or a mite, often our first impulse is to apply a pesticide. More
Ants in Home Lawns
Ants in Home Lawns - Articles Articles

Ants in Home Lawns

Gregory Hoover

Several species of ants commonly inhabit home lawns and ornamental plantings of trees and shrubs. More
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