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Disease control is an important part of home lawn care. Diseases, insects, and weeds are all pests of home lawns. Chemical controls are available but may not be necessary. If you follow proper management recommendations, you will have a healthy, vigorous turfgrass capable of withstanding most pest problems.

High nitrogen and/or low potassium levels, high pH in warm-season grasses, poor drainage, and wet conditions contribute to disease. However, there are always exceptions. For help identifying and controlling specific disease issues, contact your county Extension office.

Download the Home Lawns: Disease Control IPM Guide, IPM-1292.

IPM guides for other crops as well as a general IPM overview, safety recommendations and directions for submitting samples can be found in the Integrated Pest Management Guides.

 

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Alabama Extension’s recommendations include products by active ingredients and labeled use rates for the primary pests of turfgrass. Before using an insecticide, it is important to properly identify the pest. Alabama Extension has information describing the identification, biology, and management of many of the important pests of turfgrass. If an insecticide is needed, read the labeled instructions even if you have previously used the product. There have been changes in insecticide labeling recently, especially related to location and timing.

Download the Commercial Turf and Lawn IPM Guide, IPM-1313.

IPM guides for other crops as well as a general IPM overview, safety recommendations and directions for submitting samples can be found in the Integrated Pest Management Guides.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5696 or extcomm@aces.edu.

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.

AKA: Pycnanthemum

This perennial plant grows 3 feet tall and branches frequently, often with a bushy appearance. Blooms in the summer to early fall. Each cluster is surrounded by leafy bracts that appear white.

 

Read more about Flowers for Beneficial Insects.

Download a printable PDF of the Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.

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