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Agronomy

Management and Control of Northern Turf Insects

February 26, 2013
10 a.m. (Central)
Education Points: .1

From insects that chew and suck on leaves and stems, to those that form mounds in turf, understanding how to prevent and control Northern turfgrass insects requires a deep understanding of biology, behaviors and insecticide options.

In this webcast, Mark Coffelt, Ph.D., will provide insights on the biology and behaviors of such Northern insects as white grubs, the annual bluegrass weevil, billbugs, caterpillars, hairy chinch bugs, turfgrass ants and various ants. In addition, he will explore best practices for the effective use of chemical and integrated pest management program control options.

About the instructor
Mark Coffelt, Ph.D., joined Syngenta in 2012, leading technical support to the business for both turf and professional pest management. He obtained a bachelor's degree in pest management from Iowa State University and a master's degree in entomology from the University of Nebraska. With 25 years of experience in pest management product development with several leading companies, Coffelt also spent eight years at Virginia Tech conducting research, teaching and extension on urban entomology before earning his doctorate in entomology from the university.