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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by stevenf, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    For someone knowing nothing about pesticides and wanting to offer atleast fertilization if not pest control next year, what books would you recommend? I need to learn chemicals and what each one does and how to apply each one to what type of grass.
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  2. cpa4t9r

    cpa4t9r LawnSite Member
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    Don't know if you have a land-grant university in La or not but you could check out NCSU's website - google Turffiles

    It has a ton of info plus a great deal of manuals/fertilization programs. Obviously, LA is a very different zone, but they do cover warm season grass fert programs etc. as those are grown in the eastern part of the state.

    I really like the Turfgrass Pest Management Manual - over 100 pages, color pdf. I keep a copy in a notebook for reference.

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