Two new reference books on turfgrass integrated pest management are now available. What follows are descriptions taken from publisher promotional materials.
MANAGING TURFGRASS PESTS, by Thomas L. Watschke, Pennsylvania State University, Peter H. Dernoeden, University of Maryland, and David J. Shetlar, Ohio State University. 1994. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 0-87371-999-9. $69.95.
This reference provides turfgrass pest management methods for weeds, diseases and insects in a single volume. Included is information on accurate diagnosis of infestations, detailed descriptions of individual pests, life cycle information, damage symptoms and control options. An emphasis is placed on cultural management tips. The book covers all cool and warm season grasses. It includes full-color photographs and detailed drawings.
Ordering Information. Shipping and handling costs are included on prepaid orders from Lewis Publishers, 2000 Corporate Blvd, NW, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Order toll free 1-800-272-7737 or Fax 1-800-374-3401.
THE HANDBOOK OF TURFGRASS INSECT PESTS, edited by Rick L. Brandenburg and Michael G. Villani. 1995. Entomological Society of America. ISBN: 0-938522-52-3. $30.00, ESA members $25.00.
This is another in the series of handbooks being developed by the Entomological Society of America. The handbook is designed to accommodate a broad field of users, including lawn care operators, superintendents, grounds maintenance personnel, sod producers, consultants, students, extension agents and researchers. The handbook provides basic information on turfgrass insect and mite pests, with details on identification, life history and management options. There is a general section on turfgrass management and pest management, and a glossary and index. This handbook was assembled with contributions from over 30 specialists from throughout the U.S.
Ordering Information. Add $2.50 for shipping. Send prepaid orders to Entomological Society of America, PO Box 177, Hyattsville, MD 20781-0177. Mail credit card orders to ESA Sales, 9307 Annapolis Road, Lanham, MD 20706 or phone 301-731-4535, fax 301-731-4538.
This article originally appeared in the February 9, 1996 issue, p. 15.