Monitoring your course for insects can be an important component in your turf management strategies. Finding the insects that can damage your golf course is a critical tool. Some insects can be controlled preventively, others curatively. But either way, monitoring for the insect can help you better understand the timing and management of these issues.
Several monitoring methods can be used. First, however, you must differentiate between the insect’s life stages, such as larvae, pupae and adult. Sampling methods differ depending upon which stage you are looking for.