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Publication Type:
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Newsletter
Author(s):Vittum, Pat
Title:They're baa-ack!
Source:Turf Talk. Spring 2006, p. 1, 5.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Londonderry, N.H: New Hampshire Golf Course Superintendent's Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: White grubs; Melolonthinae; Rhizotrogus majalis; Pest profile; Pest control; Application methods; Insecticides; Soil temperature; Nematoda
Abstract/Contents:Discusses white grubs, stating that they "are returning to the root zones in New England." States that European chafers "are the most damaging species of annual white grubs...in part because they are the largest species and in part because they are least sensitive to cold." Explains that "grubs that are active in spring are difficult to control because they are quite large and their physiology is changing. Nevertheless, a quick-acting insecticide such as trichlorfon...can provide some relief in some cases." Mentions that "the two 'curative' insecticides normally used against white grubs in the spring - trichlorfon...and carbaryl...- are both on the list of pesticides that cannot be used on school grounds...in Massachusetts." Suggests that "turf managers who are managing athletic fields on school grounds in Massachusetts have no insecticide options for controlling white grubs that damaged fields." Recommends that if "grub activity is significant [in] spring, make a note to apply imidacloprid during July to forestall...problems [in the] fall."
Language:English
References:0
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Vittum, P. 2006. They're baa-ack!. Turf Talk. p. 1, 5.
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