Temperature as an Insect Indicator


Scouting and monitoring for early signs of pests is the foundation of any IPM program. It's important to be aware of all the contributing factors. I recently spoke with Justin Ruiz, CGCS from the Rim Golf Club in Payson, Arizona about scouting, "using growing degree days to anticipate insect pressure has been the back bone of my Integrated Plant Management Program".

The following is Ruiz's presentation from the 2009 GCSAA innovative superintendent session. "I took a section from our IPM program and explained our approach to the anticipation and control of Billbugs on our course".