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“Influence on Landscape Management Practices on Household Pests” and “Identification and Management of Nuisance Insects, and Other Arthropods in Turfgrass”
Thursday, May 14, 2020
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Influence on Landscape Management Practices on Household Pests
Dr. Daniel Suiter, Dept. of Entomology, University of Georgia
The outdoor landscape can provide conducive conditions for many arthropods, which can be household pests. This webinar will discuss landscape practices such as placement and type of plants, mulch, and water near the house’s foundation, and how these practices can be changed to reduce and eliminate the incursion and spread of household pests.
Identification and Management of Nuisance Insects, and Other Arthropods in Turfgrass
Dr. Tim Davis, County Coordinator and Agent — Chatham County, University of Georgia
This webinar will examine insects and other arthropods that are commonly found in turfgrass but are not detrimental to the grass itself. Fire ants may top the list, but other insects include burrowing/ground bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and other nuisance pests (e.g., spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc.). Turfgrass managers need to be able to identify these species, where they live in the turfgrass system (e.g., canopy, soil surface, soil, etc.), and if they provide any ecosystem services (e.g., predators to damaging insects).