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Author(s):Buxton, Margaret C.; Redmond, Carl T.; Potter, Daniel A.
Title:Pesticide Effects on Earthworm Populations and Thatch Breakdown in Kentucky Bluegrass Turf
Source:Kentucky Turfgrass Research. No. 313, 1987, p. 25-26.
Publishing Information:Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Poa pratensis; Thatch decomposition; Pesticides; Earthworm control; Decomposition; Ethoprophos; Formaldehyde
Abstract/Contents:Results of 8 insecticides, 5 fungicides and 4 herbicides on earthworm populations and thatch decomposition when applied on a Kentucky bluegrass turf. Pre-weighed thatch pieces were uncovered 6 weeks after label dosages of pesticides were applied and watered in. Thatch from the nylon mesh bags were re-weighed and analyzed after incineration to determine organic matter loss. Worm populations were censused at 1 and 6 weeks after pesticide treatment using a dilute formaldehyde drench. Diazinon, Triumph (Kazaphos), Benlate (Benomyl), Sevin (Carbaryl), Mocap (ethoprop), and Turcam (bendiocarb) produced a statistically significant reduction relative to untreated control plots, ranging from 58.4 to 99%.
See Also:See also 1988 report, R=19359 R=19359
See Also:Other items relating to: THATCH

Other items relating to: WORMS
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Buxton, M. C., C. T. Redmond, and D. A. Potter. 1987. Pesticide Effects on Earthworm Populations and Thatch Breakdown in Kentucky Bluegrass Turf. KY. Turfgrass Res. 313:p. 25-26.
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