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- North Carolina Turfgrass
A link to the North Carolina crop profile pdf with production facts, maintenance requirements, pest management needs and varietal selection
- TurfFiles – Diseases
A direct link to the turffiles disease page containing resources for identification, decision making, treatment options, and research results for diseases of turgrass
- TurfFiles – Insects
direct link to the turffiles disease page containing resources for identification, decision making, treatment options, and research results for insects in turfgrass
- TurfFiles – Weeds
A direct link to the turffiles disease page containing resources for identification, decision making, treatment options, and research results for weeds in turfgrass.
Pest Management Strategic Plan
- Pest Management Strategic Plan for Turfgrass in the Southern United States (2004)
An overview that identifies strategic areas of turf production and maintenance practices that will improve turf quality for the southern US.
- Pest Management Strategic Plan for Turfgrass in Virginia and North Carolina (2013)
An overview that identifies a plan of action for turf maintenance on a pest by pest basis that includes best management practices for over all health and identification guides.
- North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual
The manual has ten main sections:
I. Pesticide use and safety information
II. Chemical application equipment
III. How to send specimens for disease, insect, and weed identification
IV. Fertilizer use
V. Insect control
VI. Insect and disease control of fruits
VII. Chemical weed control
VIII. Plant growth regulators
IX. Animal damage control
X. Disease control
Detailed information on controlling pests of field crops, forage crops, grains, fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, turf, landscape, nursery, livestock, poultry, home garden, communities, and industrial sites is included.
- Turf Files
A link to the NCSU turf files website, an all inclusive guide on all subjects regarding turf maintenance and current research publications, includes exceptional identification resources for turfgrass species and their pest.
- Pest Control for Professional Turfgrass Managers (2019)
PDF file containing the updated version of the pest control manual produced in a cooperative effort by NCSU turf extension, includes specific recommendations for insects, weeds and diseases
- Turfgrass Pest Management Manual
A comprehensive guide compiled from the turf files website into a printable pdf, an excellent source for pest identification and pest management.
- Carolina Lawns
An agronomic guide to growing turfgrass for a home lawn across the entire state of North Carolina that includes variety selection guides, fertility management, and best management practices.
- Organic Lawn Care
A very detailed guide for all aspects of turfgrass management that will benefit conventional and organic due to the quality of best management practices listed, includes key indicators for pest of turfgrass.