New turf grass handbook available through AgriLife Extension

Regardless of the type of turfgrass, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a new management guide for weeds, insects and diseases. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter)

By: Kay Ledbetter

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608,
Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603,

COLLEGE STATION – Homeowners and professional turfgrass managers now have a new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service publication available to help them when selecting herbicides, insecticides and fungicides to control common turfgrass pests.

Weed, Insect, and Disease Control in Turfgrass was authored by AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialists Dr. Casey Reynolds, College Station; Dr. Matt Elmore, Dallas; and Dr. Young-Ki Jo, College Station; as well as Diane Silcox Reynolds, a postdoctoral research associate.

“It’s a pretty extensive document that I think will be useful to those managing turf in Texas,” Reynolds said. “In addition to providing information such as the common and trade names, application rates and intervals and mode of action, we’ve included notes and cautions throughout to help you improve control and learn about restricted-use pesticides, use sites, turfgrass tolerance and other issues of importance.”

Reynolds said the 120-page guide will be useful for anyone responsible for maintaining athletic, golf course, landscape, recreational or utility turfgrasses.

The document can be found in the publications section of AggieTurf, the Texas A&M turfgrass program’s website:

For more information on this publication or other AgriLife Extension turfgrass programs, contact Reynolds at





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