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Author Vittum, Patricia J., 1951- author.

Title Turfgrass insects of the United States and Canada / Patricia J. Vittum
Edition Third edition
Published Ithaca : Comstock Publishing Associates, an imprint of Cornell University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 525 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents Turfgrass in the modern environment -- Insects and near relatives -- Insects and mites : turf association -- Acarine pests -- Orthopteran pests : family Gryllotalpidae -- Hemipteran pests : suborder Heteroptera -- Hemipteran pests : suborder Homoptera -- Lepidopteran pests : family Pyralidae -- Lepidopteran pests : family Noctuidae -- Lepidopteran pests : family Hesperildae -- Coleopteran pests : family Scarabaeidae -- Scarabaeid pests : subfamily Aphodinae -- Scarabaeid pests : subfamily Cetoniinae -- Scarabaeid pests : subfamily Dynastinae -- Scarabaeid Pests : subfamily Melolonthinae -- Scarabaeid pests : subfamily Rutelinae -- Coleopteran pests : family Chrysomelidae -- Coleopteran pests : family Curculionidae -- Dipteran pests : families Tipulidae and Chloropidae -- Hymenopteran pests : family Formicidae -- 21. Hymenopteran pests : families Sphecidae and Vespidae -- Minor insect pests -- Turfgrass-associated arthropods and near relatives -- Vertebrate pests -- Principles of integrated pest management -- Sampling techniques and setting thresholds -- Biological control strategies -- Chemical control strategies
Summary "This reference about insects that cause damage in turfgrass in North America provides information necessary to identify a pest and understand its life cycle so appropriate management strategies can be identified and employed. It includes a review of biological control options such as the use of pathogens, predators, and parasitoids"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 28, 2020)
Subject Insect pests -- Canada
Insect pests -- United States
Turfgrasses -- Diseases and pests -- Canada
Turfgrasses -- Diseases and pests -- United States
Insect pests.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Entomology.
Turfgrasses -- Diseases and pests.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019025917
ISBN 1501747967