Michigan State University Turfgrass Scienceturf.msu.edu

Helping you manage your patch of green in a responsible, efficient manner.

Hop Topics for Autumn

Home Lawn Grub Control Products 2014

Terry Davis and Dr. David Smitley provide their annual update on grub control products.


LawnCare University

Lawncare University is a collection lawn renovation, maintenance, and lawn care videos from the experts at Michigan State University.


Go Green Lawncare Tip Sheet

Management practices that produce healthy lawns while protecting lakes and streams.


Weed ID: Turf Weeds

Learn key identification characteristics of common and not-so-common turfgrass weeds found in Michigan and the midwest.


Disease ID: Turf Diseases

The MSU Department of Plant Pathology has developed a great web site for identification of turf diseases as well as detailed information and photos of 22 turf diseases.


Japanese Beetle

Japanese beetle larvae can cause serious damage to golf course fairways and occasionally to home lawns. It normally is not a problem of non-irrigated turf.


European Chafer

The European chafer may be the most serious grub pest of home lawns and low-maintenance turf.


Phosphorus Restrictions Resources

Legislation restricting phosphorus use on turfgrass in Michigan became effective Jan. 1, 2012.


Insect ID: Turf Insects

The MSU Department of Entomology has developed a great web site for identification of turf insects as well as detailed information and photos of 14 turf insects.