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10-30-2002, 09:14 AM
I have 3 books that I really like.

1. The turf grass disease handbook - Houston B. Couch
2. Disease of trees & shrubs - Cornell University Press
3. Insects that feed on trees & shrubs - Cornell University Press

I need a good one on turf insects complete with pictures. Can anyone suggest one or more?

10-30-2002, 10:52 AM
Ortho Home gardeners problem solver isn't to bad.

Steve (Turfman33)

10-31-2002, 01:05 AM
I think Lebanon has a handy guide you can used and keep in the glove box.

Green Tech
10-31-2002, 01:55 PM
I like "Controlling Turfgrass Pests"/Thomas W Fermanian...[et al] ..2nd edition. Printed 1997 by Prentice-Hall, Inc.

also: "Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases"/Richard W. Smiley...[et al. 2nd Edition. Printed 1996 by APS Press (The American Phytopathological Society) (3340 Pilot Knob Road) (St. Paul, MN 55121)

10-31-2002, 07:33 PM
Turf Insect Bible: Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada by Haruo Tashiro. Not quite as many color plates as your Cornell woody plant books, and the plates are all in the middle of the book. Drawings, distribution charts and B&W photos scattered thru text. Nothing else beats this one, in my opinion, and I have half a dozen or more turf insect books. And it is also a Cornell book.