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Author(s):Simard, Louis; Vittum, Patricia
Author Affiliation:Simard: Postdoctoral Researcher, Horticulture Research and Development Center of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and Research Coordinator, Coalition for Responsible Golf; Vittum: Professor, Entomology, Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Title:What's up with the annual bluegrass weevil in the North?: The annual bluegrass weevil has established itself in eastern Canada in areas where pesticide use is strictly controlled
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 76, No. 3, March 2008, p. 116-120.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Listronotus maculicollis; Boring insects; Insect pests; Pesticide use; Pesticides; Poa annua; Injuries by insects; Pest profile; Pest control; Insect control; Integrated Pest Management; Biological control
Trade Names:Dylox; Conserve; Provaunt
Abstract/Contents:States that "the annual bluegrass weevil (Listronotus macculicollis Dietz) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), formerly the 'Hyperodes weevil,' is considered a native pest of close-cut annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) on golf courses in northeastern North America." Explains that "a single larva can kill as many as a dozen plants during its development and locally trigger turfgrass yellowing." States that in Canada, "the annual bluegrass weevil has been reported officially only in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec. However, annual bluegrass weevil is known to be a major turfgrass pest in Ontario." Discusses possible control options for the pest, suggesting that the insecticide application "should be made between Forsythia full bloom and dogwood full bloom, using Dursban (chlorpyrifos; Dow AgroSciences) or a pyrethroid." States that "the only active ingredient...registered in Canada for the annual bluegrass weevil is chlorpyrifos." Suggests that "the implementation of an IPM [integrated pest management] strategy for golf courses is certanily beneficial for optimizing control of the annual bluegrass weevil." Reports that "studies on the potential of entomopathogenic nematodes to control annual bluegrass weevil have shown that these biological agents can provide significant control of annual bluegrass weevil larvae under field conditions and cause significant mortality."
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Geographic Terms:Canada; Northern United States
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Simard, L., and P. Vittum. 2008. What's up with the annual bluegrass weevil in the North?: The annual bluegrass weevil has established itself in eastern Canada in areas where pesticide use is strictly controlled. Golf Course Manage. 76(3):p. 116-120.
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