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“Lost in the Weeds” part 2



Authors as Published

Mike Goatley, Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist; Shawn Askew, Professor and Extension Turfgrass Weed Specialist; Dan Sandor, Collegiate Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Science; David McCall, Assistant Professor and Extension Turfgrass Pathologist; Whitnee Askew, Turfgrass Program Manager

This resource is avaialble in a video format only.

"Calling Dr. Turf" is a series of training videos developed by the Virginia Tech Turfgrass Team detailing a variety of best management practices (BMPs) in lawn care for homeowners that ultimately provides a great looking, healthy turfgrass.By utilizing these BMPs the homeowner gains a healthy lawn and soil, and protects themselves, others, and the environment by employing simple, science-based management programs.

In “Lost in the Weeds” part 2 the Turf Doctor defines and contrasts terms frequently used to describe the different categories of pesticides typically used in weed control programs.Before choosing any type of pesticide, one needs to understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of things such as synthetic vs organic chemicals, selective vs non-selective activity, systemic vs contact products, pre-emergent vs post-emergent timing.Finally, the Turf Doctor explains what a pesticide label is and how to use it to not only control the targeted pest, but also to protect you, others, and the environment.

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Publication Date

November 28, 2022