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.
Learn to recognize the damage Japanese beetles do to turfgrass and ornamental plants, and how to manage infestations. Earn pesticide applicator credits.
Pest management information on ornamental plants and turfgrass pests will be covered at this informative school.
In Pennsylvania, Green Industry professionals who use pesticides need to understand the Pennsylvania pesticide laws and how to comply with them.
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.
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The Landscape Pest Identification Walk is an informative session on woody ornamental insect and disease problems in the landscape.
This free manual provides recommendations to land managers and landscape contractors on best management practices for effectively conducting organic land care.
By Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.
As summer approaches, plans are being finalized for disease prevention and control programs.
Dandelion is a perennial weed of lawns, landscape ornamental beds, and nurseries.
White grubs are probably one of the most common turfgrass insect pests encountered in Pennsylvania lawns.
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.
The video shows you how to calibrate your rotary spreader.
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.
Several species of sod webworms or "lawn moths" commonly infest home lawns. The larvae can cause major damage to residential turfgrass, especially during drought.
Several species of sod webworms occasionally may be serious pests to young corn plants during May and early June.
Home lawns in select areas of Pennsylvania often are subject to severe and extensive injury from green June beetle grubs.