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    • Chinch Bugs in St. Augustine Lawns 

      Merchant, Michael E.; Mott, Dale (2006-10-17)
      Chinch bugs can be extremely damaging to home lawns. Their feeding causes small yellow or brown areas in lawns. Chinch bugs can usually be seen on careful inspection of the soil surface. Insecticides provide effective control.
    • Fertilizing Texas Lawns: 10-Point Checklist for Warm-Season Grasses 

      Chalmers, David; McAfee, James (2007-01-31)
      Use this checklist on fertilization to make your lawn healthy and attractive while minimizing the costs and damage to the environment.
    • Keep Your Lawn Alive During Drought 

      McAfee, James (2006-06-26)
      This booklet addresses ways a homeowner can maintain a healthy lawn during drought. It discusses water rationing and care of specific grass species.
    • Lawn Fertilization for Texas Warm-Season Grasses 

      Chalmers, David; McAfee, James; Havlak, Roger (2007-01-31)
      This publication explains how to fertilize your lawn effectively, economically and in an environmentally sound way.
    • Lawn Water Management 

      McAfee, James (2006-06-26)
      Water is a limited resource in Texas. This booklet explains how homeowners can establish a water management program for a home lawn that both maintains a healthy sod and also conserves water. The publication discusses soil ...
    • Maintaining Bermudagrass Lawns 

      Chalmers, David; McAfee, James; Havlak, Roger (2006-08-08)
      This publication explains how to keep a bermudagrass lawn healthy and attractive, with tips on mowing; fertilizing; watering; controlling weeds, insects and thatch; and eliminating compacted soil.
    • Maintaining St. Augustinegrass Lawns 

      Chalmers, David; McAfee, James; Havlak, Roger (2006-08-08)
      This publication explains how to keep a St. Augustinegrass lawn healthy and attractive, with tips on mowing; fertilizing; watering; controlling weeds, insects and thatch; and eliminating compacted soil.
    • Phosphorus--Too Much and Plants May Suffer 

      Provin, Tony; Pitt, John L. (2008-05-09)
      The buildup of phosphorus in lawns, gardens, pastures and croplands can cause plants to grow poorly and even die. This publication explains how to identify problems caused by excessive phosphorus and how to correct those problems.
    • Protecting the Environment Using Integrated Weed Management in Lawns 

      Ketchersid, Mary; Baumann, Paul A. (2008-03-27)
      Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can be used to control weeds, keep lawns healthy and protect the environment. This publication explains the steps to take in an IPM program and the importance of calibrating equipment and ...
    • Sports Field Maintenance 

      Duble, Richard L. (1995-07-31)
      Coaches are often more concerned with injuries, personnel problems and opponents than with the condition of the turf on their playing fields. This publication discusses management strategies, including mowing, fertilizing, ...
    • Sprayer Calibration for Turfgrass 

      Taylor, Gene R.; Abernathy, Scott (1999-12-08)
      Proper application of pesticides and fertilizers on turfgrass is possible only with accurately calibrated equipment. This publication explains how to calibrate sprayers and includes a visual inspection checklist.
    • Spreader Calibration for Turfgrass 

      Taylor, Gene R.; Abernathy, Scott (1999-12-08)
      To apply pesticides and fertilizers on turfgrass properly, you must have accurately calibrated equipment. This publication explains how to calibrate rotary and drop spreaders. A list of spreader operation tips is included.
    • Take-All Root Rot of Turfgrass 

      Krausz, Joseph P. (2005-04-21)
      Take-all root rot (patch) is a serious disease caused by a soil-borne fungus. This leaflet covers symptoms and diagnosis, disease cycle, cultural disease management and fungicides.
    • Thatch Management for Home Lawns 

      Taylor, Gene R.; Gray, Jason; Abernathy, Scott (1998-12-16)
      Thatch is the intermingled layer of living and dead grass stems, roots, rhizomes, and stolons that develops between the lawn's live green vegetation and the soil surface. A moderate thatch layer is beneficial, but excessive ...
    • White Grubs in Texas Turfgrass 

      Merchant, Michael E.; Biles, Stephen; Mott, Dale (2004-06-24)
      White grubs are the larval stage of insects commonly known as May or June beetles. A few species commonly damage turfgrass and other cultivated plants. This publication includes biological and management information.