Golf Course Management

DEC 2018

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12.18 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 59 Figure 1. Bermudagrass mites are difficult to see with the naked eye (both of these photos were taken under a microscope), but their dam - age to turf is obvious. Photos by David Shetlar cycle, but many questions about the mite's bi ology remain unanswered. e overwintering habits of bermudagrass mite are unknown. Most eriophyid mite spe cies overwinter as females (called deutogynes) in sheltered parts of their host plants. e ber mudagrass mite probably overwinters under neath the leaf sheath, which provides protec tion from the cold temperature and frost. is is, however, only a guess. Bermudagrass mite damage One fact is certain: e bermudagrass mite only feeds on bermudagrass. Both common (Cynodon dactylon) and hybrid bermudagrass (C. dactylon × C. transvaalensis) are suscepti ble, but they exhibit varying degrees of symp

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