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Online Training Courses - Turfgrass Pests


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Lawn Health - Insects


Dr. Barbra Larson & Dr. Eileen Buss
UF/IFAS Entomology & Nematology Department

This module divides the insect pests of Florida turfgrass into three distinct groups: Leaf feeders, thatch feeders, and root feeders. All Florida turfgrass pests can be categorized in one of these three groups. The participant will learn correct monitoring and diagnosis techniques for each group.

Completion Time: 60-80 minutes
Cost: $25.00 US
  

Nematode Pests of Ornamentals and Turfgrass


Dr. Billy Crow
UF/IFAS Entomology & Nematology Department

This module discusses parasitic nematodes and how to sample for them. There are many types of pest nematodes, each of which causes different symptoms in turf and ornamentals. By the unit’s end, the participant will be able to identify a nematode infestation based on visual symptoms and know how to sample for the microscopic worms.

Completion Time: 50-60 minutes.
Cost: $20.00 US
  

Lawn Health - Weeds


Dr. Phil Busey
UF/IFAS Ft. Lauderdale REC

This module defines what a weed is. It explains why and how weeds invade turfgrass, examines weed life cycles, and gives tips on the cultural management of weeds. By the unit’s end, the participant will understand the conditions in which weeds live, be familiar with cultural management practices of weeds, and be able to classify and identify major turfgrass weed types.

Completion Time: 50-60 minutes
Cost: $20.00 US
  

Lawn Health - Diseases


Dr. Phil Harmon
UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department

This module discusses turfgrass disease, including the causes of disease, the conditions necessary for disease to thrive, and the influence of climate on disease development. The module also covers the identification and management of specific turfgrass diseases. By the unit’s end, the participant will be familiar with several turf diseases and know how to manage them.

Completion Time: 50-60 minutes
Cost: $20.00 US
  
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