Destructive Turfgrass Insects: Biology, Diagnosis, and Control / Edition 1

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"...the most useful, practical book I have seen on the management of turfgrass insect pests...mandatory reading for turfgrass managers in golf, lawns, and sports..." —Dr. James B. Beard, International Sports Turf Institute, Inc.

Written in clear, everyday language, Destructive Turfgrass Insects covers the biology, diagnosis, and control of virtually all the insects and mites that attack warm- and cool-season turfgrasses. No other source gives you as many practical and comprehensive management guidelines for use on golf courses, lawns, and sports fields.

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"...the most useful, practical book I have seen on the management of turfgrass insect pests...mandatory reading for turfgrass managers in golf, lawns, and sports..."—-Dr. James B. Beard, International Sports Turf Institute, Inc., College Station, TX

" excellent contribution to the turfgrass industry...its detailed and comprehensive coverage of insect biology, turfgrass insects, nuisance pests, beneficial invertebrates, urban wildlife, and insecticide use make it a highly useful resource for any turfgrass manager..."—-Dr. Dave Martin, Director of Research, TruGreen-ChemLawn

"Finally a turf book that integrates entomology and agronomy, biological and pesticide control, and bad insects versus nuisance and beneficial insects...make turf insect control and current public issues very understandable..."—-Dr. A.J. Powell, Jr., Extension Turfgrass Agronomist, University of Kentucky

A practical reference book for professionals who work with turfgrass. Integrates diagnostic and biological information with guidelines for pest management. Covers both common and uncommon insects and pests found in the US and southern Canada. For each pest, describes characteristics, symptoms of damage, life cycle, and habits. Also discusses biorational insecticides, cultural and biological control tactics, and environmental protection. Lists of sources of information and supplies. Includes numerous color photos of pests. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575040233
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 531,033
  • Product dimensions: 7.17 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel A. Potter is a professor of entomology at the University of Kentucky, where he has taught courses and conducted research on turfgrass insects since 1979. He received his B.S. degree from Cornell University in 1974, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1978. Dr. Potter is a worldwide authority on insect pests of turf and woody landscape plants, and his research on white grubs, cutworms, and other pests has been widely noted by the green industry. He has published well over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, and dozens of trade journal articles. Dr. Potter has been a Keynote Speaker at the International Turfgrass Research Conference, and has lectured in Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, and throughout the United States. His research has been funded by the U.S. Golf Association, the O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Potter has received several professional awards for service to the green industry, as well as the Distinguished Achievement Award in Urban Entomology from the Entomological Society of America.

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Table of Contents

1. Managing Turfgrass Insect Pests.

2. Insect Biology and Identification.

3. Detection and Monitoring of Insect Pests.

4. Insecticides—Types and Modes of Action.

5. Using Insecticides Safely.

6. Using Insecticide Effectively.

7. Safeguarding the Environment.

8. Root-Infesting Insect Pests.

9. Pests that Burrow in Stems or Damage Crowns.

10. Pests that Suck Juices and Discolor Leaves and Stems.

11. Insects That Chew Leaves and Stems.

12. Biting and Stinging Pests in the Turf Environment.

13. Nuisance Pests and Innocuous Invertebrates.

14. Beneficial Invertebrates: Predators, Parasitoids, and Thatch Busters.

15. Managing Nuisance Wildlife Problems in the Turfgrass Environment.

Appendix 1. Sources of Local Information.

Appendix 2. Reference Books and Periodicals.

Appendix 3. Sources of Pest Management Equipment.

Appendix 4. Weights and Measurements.

Glossary of Terms.


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