Horticulture

Title

Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Mite

Student Author Information

Matthew Brown - CAFLS Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student

Clemson Extension Program Team

Horticulture

Publication Date

Spring 6-1-2021

Publication Number

LGP 1112

Summary

This article describes bermudagrass mite biology, symptoms of mite infestation, and potential management strategies against bermudagrass mite in turfgrass and hay. Monitor grass for the characteristic symptoms of mite infestation, including crowded and stunted leaves and tiller proliferation. Combine cultural control strategies, such as reduced fertilization and scalping of turf, with miticides for an effective management program.

Publication Type

Brief

Publisher

Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

extension personnel, turf managers, hay producers

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