Understanding Insect Pests on Golf Courses

This course begins by reviewing basic insect biology before going more in-depth to examine how the biology of specific turfgrass pests influences control efforts. It further explains various control methodologies in relation to insect structure, function and biology.

Learn to identify the major surface and subsurface warm-season turfgrass pests that attack turfgrass on golf courses, as well as insect life stages and the damage each stage can cause. Also, participants will learn various control options that can be used for each of the major warm-season turfgrass pests.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to correlate specific insect biology to decision-making processes relative to control methods. You will then be better able to forecast insect pest outbreaks to be more time-efficient with your management program.

Course modules

This course contains three chapters each featuring a chapter outline, learning objectives, in-depth reading material, interactive reviews, and superior photos and illustrations. Each is broken-down into a number of sections.

Chapter 1: Basic Insect Biology
Chapter 2: Specific Pest Biology
Chapter 3: Management

Target audience

Who should take this course: golf course superintendents, assistants, technicians, agronomy and horticulture students, grounds managers, turf industry professional or anyone who desires a better understanding of or whose job responsibilities include turfgrass insect pests.

Created with:

Rick Brandenburg, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Three ways to order:

  • Online: Click "Order Now" and follow prompts. You'll be emailed access to the printable notes, and the CD will be mailed within three business days.
  • By fax: Use this form to order today!
  • By phone: Call GCSAA at (800) 472-7878

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