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. Students will be evaluated by the use of class assignments, quizzes, exams and a final exam.