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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Scale of Bermuda grass
Section:Our letter box
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Source:Turf Culture [II]. Vol. 2, No. 4, March 1942, p. 260.
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:1
Question:"I am enclosing some Bermuda grass taken from our fairways. As you will notice there is a scale working on this grass at the joints. In time the grass dies back completely. The scale is most active in the fall and spring and I fear that, if not checked very soon we are not going to have any grass on our fairways. How can we most effectively control this pest?"
Source of Question:Florida
Answer/Response:"The name of your scale is Odousapis ruthae. It is a difficult insect to handle since it has a protective covering on both sides. The most effective and cheapest spray is kerosene emulsion but this is ordinarily impractical for fairway use. Sometimes scale insects become troublesome on plants that are starved but are harmless when the plants are well fertilized. We suggest that you make certain that lack of fertilizer, particularly potash, is not the cause of your trouble. We generally recommend for golf turf a fertilizer containing a high percentage of nitrogen and less phophorus and potash but in certain sandy soils potash is more essential."
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon dactylon; Insect control; Odonaspis ruthae; Recommendations
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
USGA Green Section. 1942. Scale of Bermuda grass. Turf Culture [II]. 2(4):p. 260.
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