NC State Extension

NC Turfgrass

Crop Profile

  • North Carolina Turfgrass
    A link to the North Carolina crop profile pdf with production facts, maintenance requirements, pest management needs and varietal selection

Diseases

  • 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

Insects

  • TurfFiles – Insects
    direct link to the turffiles disease page containing resources for identification, decision making, treatment options, and research results for insects in turfgrass

Weeds

  • 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

Publications

  • 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 (2016)
    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.

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Photo of Derek WashburnDerek WashburnNC Farm School Associate (919) 515-4614 dawashbu@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Resource Economics - NC State University
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