This course will introduce students to a thorough understanding of insects and their relatives, IPM, control strategies, and specific pests of cool- and warm-season turfgrasses. Students will be provided with a fundamental understanding of the ecology, life history, and development of IPM plans for the key surface and subsurface pests of cool- and warm-season turfgrass. The course will provide students the opportunity to review EPA registered turfgrass insecticides and respective labels, and the effects of turfgrass insecticides on non-target organisms. Students will be invited to share their experiences with pest problems and methods they deployed to manage turfgrass insect species in the turfgrass environment.