Turfgrass Disorder: Greenbug

Areas of discolored turfgrass,from pale green to yellow to burnt orange, often under shade trees, may be caused by feeding of greenbug, a type of aphid. Learn about greenbug here.

Turfgrass Disorder: Chinch Bug

Chinch bug infestations can cause serious injury to lawns, especially those with fescue or bentgrass. Find more information about symptoms, prevention and control in this helpful publication.

Helminthosporium Turf Diseases

Helminthosporium disease affects cool season turfgrasses and can severely reduce the appearance of a lawn and lead to expensive lawn renovations. Learn more in this factsheet.

Moss in Lawn

Mosses prefer damp, shaded areas, but can also grow in dry, sunny locations. When lawns are not healthy, often due to poor drainage or shade, moss can move in. Learn about moss in lawns in this factsheet.

Earthworms in Lawn

R. Chris Williamson, Turf and Ornamental Specialist Revised:  4/26/2010 Earthworms belong to the Phylum Annelida; Class Oligochaeta; Family Lumbricidae which consists of over 7000 species. Their bodies are long and tube-like, tapering on both ends and typically ranging in length from one to six inches. Earthworms are found in a wide range of habitats adapting […]

White Grub Control in Turfgrass

Several species of white grubs are considered turfgrass pests in the Midwest due to their feeding on grass roots. Learn about management and control techniques in this factsheet.

Red Thread

Red thread is a foliar disease of cool-season turfgrasses such as fescue, perennial ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass. Learn to identify and manage red thread here.

The Basics of Micro Irrigation

Micro irrigation has numerous advantages in greenhouses, orchards, vineyards, fields, lawns, and gardens. Learn about components of micro irrigation systems and benefits and drawbacks these systems provide.

Northern Masked Chafer

A potentially serious insect pest of turfgrass, Masked Chafer has only been found in a few counties in southern Wisconsin. Learn how to be on the lookout for this pest in this publication.

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