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Author(s):Gelernter, Wendy; Stowell, Larry J.
Author Affiliation:PACE Turfgrass Research Institute, San Diego, California
Title:A small insect, but a large problem
Source:PACE Insights. Vol. 9, No. 12, 2003, p. 1-4.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:San Diego, California: PACE Turfgrass Institute
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Ataenius spretulus; Insecticide application; Scarab beetles; White grubs; Imidacloprid; Halofenozide; Life cycle; Temperatures; Pest control; Insect pests; Susceptibility; Insecticides; Application timing
Abstract/Contents:Profiles the black turfgrass ataenius, Ataenius spretulus, grubs that affect turfgrass. Briefly describes the life cycle of BTA and states that their activities "are closely linked to both air and soil temperatures. Peak BTA reproduction and feeding occur during the late spring and summer months." Suggests the use of preventative products such as imidacloprid or halofenozide to protect turf from BTA for a summer season. Offers further suggestions for areas where the BTA threat period is longer than three months. Includes a listing of products registered for use on golf courses for the black turfgrass ataenius. Also states that "black turfgrass ataenius grubs are difficult to control because of their multiple generations, long infestation threat periods, difficult detection, and sporadic appearance. For better forecasting of the timing and location of infestations, monitoring is essential".
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Gelernter, W., and L. J. Stowell. 2003. A small insect, but a large problem. PACE Insights. 9(12):p. 1-4.
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