They are most active at night and may be attracted to lights. Spittlebug nymphs have a cream-colored body and a brown head. The eyes are red. The nymphs produce a white, frothy liquid that covers them and provides protection as well as a high humidity environment, which is needed for proper development. The nymphs spend most of their life near the base of the grass plant. When they are ready to molt to the adult stage, they move to the tips of the grass.

They are most active at night and may be attracted to lights. Spittlebug nymphs have a cream-colored body and a brown head. The eyes are red. The nymphs produce a white, frothy liquid that covers them and provides protection as well as a high humidity environment, which is needed for proper development. The nymphs spend most of their life near the base of the grass plant. When they are ready to molt to the adult stage, they move to the tips of the grass.

Chinch bug nymphs

Chinch bug nymphs

DOLLAR SPOT is characterized by round, bleached-out or straw-colored spots, ranging from the size of a quarter to a silver dollar. Spots appear as sunken areas in the turf, especially low mown turf. Grass appears bleached-out accompanied by reddish brown bands present at the outer edge of the leaf lesion. It occurs when daytime temperatures are between 59-88° F and disease development is favored by warm, humid weather followed by cool nights. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT: FUNGICIDE

DOLLAR SPOT is characterized by round, bleached-out or straw-colored spots, ranging from the size of a quarter to a silver dollar. Spots appear as sunken areas in the turf, especially low mown turf. Grass appears bleached-out accompanied by reddish brown bands present at the outer edge of the leaf lesion. It occurs when daytime temperatures are between 59-88° F and disease development is favored by warm, humid weather followed by cool nights. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT: FUNGICIDE

Then they move to the third stage where the majority of their life cycle is spent (nearly a year).The adult beetles emerge in May or June depending on the type. They feed more aggressively in the third stage and it last for so long, damaging the turf grass immensely.

Then they move to the third stage where the majority of their life cycle is spent (nearly a year).The adult beetles emerge in May or June depending on the type. They feed more aggressively in the third stage and it last for so long, damaging the turf grass immensely.

Cutworm: The black cutworm and bronze cutworm both attack turf. Cutworms hide in burrows (or aeration holes) during the day. At night, they clip the turf surrounding the burrow, resulting in brown circles or streaks on the lawn. Damage on tall grass may not show.

Cutworm: The black cutworm and bronze cutworm both attack turf. Cutworms hide in burrows (or aeration holes) during the day. At night, they clip the turf surrounding the burrow, resulting in brown circles or streaks on the lawn. Damage on tall grass may not show.

Spittlebugs: Both the adult and the immature (nymph) stages of this insect can cause problems. The adult’s damage holly leaves while feeding. This can range from leaf distortion, wilting, or discoloration of young leaves to blotches on the underside of older leaves. Adult spittlebugs may feed on grasses. This results in chlorotic stippling of the blades.

Spittlebugs: Both the adult and the immature (nymph) stages of this insect can cause problems. The adult’s damage holly leaves while feeding. This can range from leaf distortion, wilting, or discoloration of young leaves to blotches on the underside of older leaves. Adult spittlebugs may feed on grasses. This results in chlorotic stippling of the blades.

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