AGRI 468 - Management and Control of Turfgrass Pests

  • 3 credits

This course is intended for all segments of the turfgrass industry including commercial pesticide applicators, golf course superintendents, parks and recreation supervisors, and lawn care professionals. Objectives cover all aspects of turfgrass management: understanding what turfgrass is and how it is grown; understanding weeds, insects, and diseases that affect turfgrass; selecting appropriate control methods, and learning how to use these methods correctly and safely.

This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or at an accredited College or University Testing Center in your area. To request to take your exam at an accredited testing site in your area, please submit a Proctor Identification Form at least two weeks prior to the first exam in the course.

Important Information

Although the great majority of our distance education courses are offered online, AGRI 468 is an exception. Please note that AGRI 468 is a correspondence course and not an online course. Students do not need Internet access and the course will not appear in RamCT Blackboard or Canvas.

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • AGRI 468 Course Syllabus
    B. Bohmont
  • Controlling Turfgrass Pests (2003)
    Fermanian, Shurtleff, Randell, Wilkinson, Nixon


Bert Bohmont

Bert L. Bohmont, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized authority on pest control and pesticides. He is a professor emeritus in the College of Agricultural Sciences at CSU.