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IPM1035, New September 2016

Pest Management for Home Lawns

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CoverBruce Barrett
Division of Plant Sciences
Brad Fresenburg
Division of Plant Sciences
Lee Miller
Division of Plant Sciences

In addition to providing a place to relax and play, lawns are beneficial in preventing soil erosion, reducing animal and insect pests, and cooling the landscape around a home. Like all plants, however, lawn turfgrasses are susceptible to pest pressure from weeds, diseases and insects.

This pocket-size manual familiarizes homeowners and lawn care professionals with the pest problems that may be encountered in a home lawn and provides information on the most sustainable and integrated management solutions for those problems. It contains descriptions and photos to aid in identification of turfgrasses and the most common lawn weeds, diseases and insects. In addition, it includes tables that indicate the degree of control provided by herbicides, fungicides and insecticides labeled for use on residential lawns.



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