Golf Course Management

FEB 2016

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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use, and timing of application (relative to the stage of insect development) is more crucial than ever. It's not possible to derive the maxi - mum beneft from these products without an accurate knowledge of the life stage of the in - sects on the course at any given time of the year. The answer is fairly simple, requires only a small amount of time each month, and pays big dividends. The bottom line: Monitoring insect pests is the key to keeping the problem in check. Rick Brandenburg is the William Neal Reynolds Distin- guished Professor in the Department of Entomology and co-director of the Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education at North Carolina State University, Raleigh; Diane Silcox Reynolds is the innovation technical leader for insecticides at Adama USA; and Terri H. Billei - sen is a postdoctoral research associate at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. The keys are keen observation and good records of pest occurrence.

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