Issue 1, April 22, 2021

Pest Management Handbooks

My colleagues and I frequently receive questions on when new editions of the Illinois Commercial Landscape & Turfgrass Management Handbook and Pest management for the Home Landscape will be available. The current editions are several years old, 2014 and 2016, respectively. The good news is that there are plans to revise both handbooks. However, we do not have a timeline or estimate on when the next editions will be available.

The hiatus of revisions resulted from a variety of factors. Several of the contributing authors, including the publications’ coordinator, have retired from the University. Additionally, Information Technology and Communication Services, the campus unit that funded and produced these publications, no longer exists.

The current editions are still useful, with practical pest management information and recommendations. As was the case when the handbooks were newly released, you are encouraged to read the label to verify that the product is labeled for your intended use.

Travis Cleveland

Return to table of contents