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Managing Turfgrass Pests in Wisconsin

Chris Williamson, John Stier, Jeff Gregos, Roger Flashinski
Revised:  5/11/2010
Item number:  A3714

Turfgrasses cover more than 30 million acres in the United States. The majority of this acreage is comprised of over 50 million lawns, the remainder is divided among golf courses, athletic fields, sod farms, cemeteries, and other related sites. In its many forms, the turfgrass management industry has an estimated value of $45 billion per year in the United States.

Ironically, the more intensively that turfgrass is managed, the greater the risk or susceptibility to attacks from diseases, insects, weeds, and animals. This publication that describes the pest management options available to professional turfgrass managers to keep turf in top condition while limiting potential harm to the environment.

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