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  • Gardening
  • Sustainable Landscaping
  • IPM

In this talk, we will visit Cornell AgriTech’s Lawn Demonstration Site to discuss different approaches to DIY pest management in lawns. We’ll take a close look at the impacts of different pest management strategies on turfgrass and soil quality. We will also discuss the costs and benefits of reducing lawn mowing frequency and increasing mowing height. If time permits we will also demonstrate scouting and decision making practices for common lawn insect pests. 

This event is part of the Sustainable Landscapes and Integrated Pest Management Conference

About the Speakers

Kyle Wickings is the Turfgrass Entomologist for Cornell University and leads the soil insect ecology lab at Cornell AgriTech. Research in Kyle’s program aims to develop sustainable and effective soil and pest management practices for the turfgrass industry and to increase the ecological value of turfgrasses and other greenspaces. 

Date & Time

June 15, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

aerial photo of Geneva AgriTech Campus

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Contact Information

Betsy Lamb


Kyle Wickings, Cornell University Department of Entomology


New York State Integrated Pest Management

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