Pesticide Considerations With Turf Grass
You may not think of turf grass as a home for pollinators. Yet sweat bees, for example, can be flying around even tunneling in yards and golf courses. And a significant finding of pollinators, whether bees, wasps, or butterflies in a home lawn or golf course is an indicator, "of the general health or general balance in terms of insect populations within the system."
A system, according to Terri Billeisen of North Carolina State University Extension, can include habitats such as flower beds, and native grasses.
She says with that in mind, the best management practices must be considered regarding pesticide application on turf grass.
"What you want to be mindful of is that you want to adopt management strategies that have the smallest impact not only just on pollinators but on those other beneficial insect populations as well."
Keeping in mind, while there are general practices, feasibility, and flexibility regarding a specific lawn or golf course be considered as well.
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