Homeowners and professional turfgrass managers now have a new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service publication available to help them when selecting herbicides, insecticides and fungicides to control common turfgrass pests. Weed, Insect, and Disease Control in Turfgrass was authored by AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialists Dr. Casey Reynolds, College Station; Dr. Matt Elmore, Dallas; and Dr. Young-Ki Jo, College Station; as well as Diane Silcox Reynolds, a postdoctoral research associate.
The 120-page guide will be useful for anyone responsible for maintaining athletic, golf course, landscape, recreational or utility turfgrasses. It includes information on herbicides’ common names and trade names, application rates and intervals and mode of action, along with notes throughout on control tips, restricted-use pesticides, use sites, turfgrass tolerance and other issues of importance. The guide can be viewed online here or ordered online from the Texas A&M Agrilife Bookstore.