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Argentine Stem Weevil

Argentine Stem Weevil (Listronotus bonariensis) like other weevils are distinguishable from beetles by their long snouts and their legless grubs […]

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Black (African) Beetle

Black Beetle(Heteronuchus arator) It is generally found in the top half of the north island though it has been reported […]

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Black Beetle – Adult

Black Beetle(Heteronuchus arator) It is generally found in the top half of the north island though it has been reported […]

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Black Cricket

These are also known as Black Field Crickets or simply field crickets. They are generally found on clay soil types […]

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Brown Patch

Brown Patch is a relatively common disease whose causal agent is Rhizoctonia spp. and it can affect all turfgrass species […]

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Cape Daisy

Cape Daisy (Arctotheca calendula) is also known as Cape Weed. As depicted in the photograph above, it has short thick […]

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Chickweed

Chickweed (Stellaria media) and mouse eared chickweed (Ceratium glomeratum) are part of a number of different types of weeds that are referred […]

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Couch grass

Couchgrass (Cynodon dactylon) is a warm season creeping grass that is sometimes referred to as twitch or Indian doab.  The […]

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Creeping Oxalis

Creeping oxalis (Oxalis exilis) is a member of the Oxalidaceae that is a native of New Zealand. Its leaves are […]

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Creeping Speedwell

Creeping speedwell (Veronica filformis) is one of four similar forms of veronica that occurs as weeds in lawns.  This is […]

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Crown Rust

The causal agent for Crown Rust is the plant pathogen  Puccinia coronata. and it affects both ryegrasses and Kentucky Bluegrass. […]

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Daisy

The common daisy (Bellis perennis) is a troublesome weed which is easily identified by the characteristic white flower with a […]

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Dock

Dock (Rumex obtusifolius) is a relatively common tap-rooted weed that in found throughout New Zealand, however because of its size it […]

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Dollarspot

The causal agent for Dollar Spot is Sclerotinia homoeocarpa and all turf grass species can be affected. The favourable conditions […]

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Fairyrings

The causal agent of this relatively common disease is fungi related to the Basidiomycete species. This disease is obvious by the […]

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Fusarium

The causal agent of fusarium is Microdochium nivale and most cool season grasses can be affected, particularly during periods of […]

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Grass Grub

Grass Grub (Costelytra zealandica) also known as Brown Beetle is a native species that like many biting and chewing insects has […]

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Hawksbeard

Many lawns become yellow over summer due to mass of yellow flowers appearing from weeds commonly referred to as dandelions. […]

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Hydrocotle

Hydrocotyle ( including H.americana, H. heteromeria, H. novae-zeelandiae, H.mochata) is also known as Pennywort. It is a  common perennial that grows vigorously via […]

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Leaf Spot on Ryegrass

The causal agent for Leaf Spot is Drechslera & Curvularia spp. and it can affect all turfgrass species. Turf when […]

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Meltingout

The causal agent for Melting Out and Leafspot is a group of fungii that includes Drechslera spp & Curvularia spp. […]

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Onehunga

Onehunga weed (Solvia sessilis) is named after the suburb in Auckland where it was first found, though it actually originates from […]

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Paspalum

Paspalum (Paspalum dilatatum) is a perennial grass weed that causes problems on lawns throughout the North Island of New Zealand. […]

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Pearlwort

Pearlwort  (Sagina procumbens) is more accurately called procumbent pearlwort. It is a diminutive bright green coloured plant that has small […]

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Poa annua

Poa annua is an annual grass weed from the large Poa family that tends to act as an annual grass […]

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Porina

Porina (Wiseana spp.) comprises several species of native moth whose caterpillars are common pest of turf. These large caterpillars are […]

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Red Thread (Pink Patch)

The causal agent for red thread or pink patch is Laetisaria fuciformis and Limonomyces spp. It is generally noticed as […]

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Slime Moulds

The causal agents for this disease include many Basidiomycete spp. It is generally seen in winter when cool and wet […]

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Sod Webworm

The term Sod Webworm is used to denote the species that includes Eudonia spp., Orocrambus spp. and Scoparia spp. The adults emerge as […]

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Speedwell

There are four types of speedwell all from the Veronica family. Creeping speedwell is dealt with under its own heading. […]

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Summer grass

Summergrass is a term used to describe a range of annual subtropical annual weeds the seeds of which are endemic in […]

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Tasmanian Grass Grub

Tasmanian Grass Grub (Acrossidius tasmaniae). This species is often confused with Black Beetle as both the adults and the grubs […]

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Twin Cress

Twin cress ( Coronopus didymus) and a similar species called wart cress ( Coronopus squamatus) are common broadleaf weeds in […]

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White Clover

White Clover  (Trifolium repens) is a native of Europe and is common in pastures, roadsides, wasteland and lawns throughout New […]

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Yarrow

  Yarrow belongs to the Asteraceae (Compositae) family, and in the vegetative state resembles a number of other turf weeds […]

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Yellow Tuft

The causal agent for yellow tuft is shlerophthora macrospore and it can affect all turfgrass species. Individual plants form into […]

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