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How to Manage Pests

The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Abiotic disorders

The majority of the problems seen in lawns are the result of abiotic, or non-living, causes. However, such damage is often blamed on insects or plant pathogens. In general, abiotic disorders can be prevented or managed by following proper cultural practices or removing toxic factors.

Find out more about common abiotic disorders that may occur in turfgrass.

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