New turfgrass handbook available through AgriLife Extension

Homeowners and professional turf-grass 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 turf-grass pests.
Regardless of the type of turf-grass, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a new management guide for weeds, insects and diseases. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter)

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.

‘It’s a pretty extensive document that I think will be useful to those managing turf in Texas,’ Reynolds said. ‘In addition to providing information such as the common and trade names, application rates and intervals and mode of action, we’ve included notes and cautions throughout to help you improve control and learn about restricted-use pesticides, use sites, turf-grass tolerance and other issues of importance.’

Reynolds said the 120-page guide will be useful for anyone responsible for maintaining athletic, golf course, landscape, recreational or utility turf-grasses.

The document can be found in the publications section of AggieTurf, the Texas A&M turf-grass program’s website:

For more information on this publication or other AgriLife Extension turf-grass programs, contact Reynolds at

Press-release writer/sender: Kay Ledbetter

Press-release source: Agrilife Today (Texas A&M University), April 29, 2016

Source web site: Texas Agrilife Extension (Texas A&M University)

Published by Agrolinker: Apr 30, 2016

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