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Author(s):Potter, Daniel A.
Author Affiliation:University of Kentucky
Title:Biological-based management of white grubs, cutworms, and mound-building ants on golf courses
Section:Integrated turfgrass management
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Source:2004 Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary. 2004, p. 14.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: White grubs; Noctuidae; Biological insecticides; Golf greens; Parasites; Reproduction; Lasius neoniger; Biological pest control; Pest control; Epidemiology
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2003-06-247
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USGA Summary Points:A caterpillar-specific baculovirus found decimating black cutworms (BCW) on golf courses has the potential to provide long-term biological control. A virus suspension gave 80 to 99% control of BCW in field trials. Epidemiology from infection of BCW to cessation of feeding and death was investigated. This is the first research to explore use of a virus as a bio-insecticide for turf. Biological studies of parasitic wasps found attacking BCW on golf courses may help superintendents to adjust treatment timing to conserve beneficial natural enemies. Excavations revealed the main nests of mound-building Lasius neoniger ants are outside of sand-based greens in adjacent roughs. Experiments showed ants quickly encroach into low-cut turf and sandy soil by excavating auxiliary tunnels and pushing up mounds. Ant control efforts should focus on the green perimeter. Ant queens emerged over a 4-week period beginning in late August. Pyrethroid sprays gave short-term residual control of young queens. That tactic may prevent some new nests, but probably will not eliminate infestations because established colonies often persist for more than one year.
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Potter, D. A. 2004. Biological-based management of white grubs, cutworms, and mound-building ants on golf courses. Turfgrass Environ. Res. Summ. p. 14.
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