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Author(s):McGraw, Benjamin A.; Vittum, Patricia J.; Cowles, Richard S.; Koppenhöfer, Albrecht M.
Author Affiliation:McGraw: Assistant Professor, Department of Golf and Plant Sciences, State University of New York, Delhi; Vittum: Professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Cowles: Agricultural Scientist, Valley Laboratory, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Windsor, Conn.; Koppenhöfer: Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Title:Nematodes for control of annual bluegrass weevil: Insect parasitic nematodes may have the potential to provide less toxic, more sustainable approaches to manage annual bluegrass weevil
Section:Research
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 79, No. 2, February 2011, p. 88-90, 92, 94.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Application rates; Application timing; Biological control organisms; Entomopathogenic nematodes; Growth stages; Listronotus maculicollis; Insect control; Insect distribution; Pest density; Virulence
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study funded by the United States Golf Association to determine whether "insect parasitic nematodes...have the potential to provide less toxic, more sustainable approaches to manage annual bluegrass weevil." Details the materials and methods used in the study, stating that laboratory screening was employed to determine nematode virulence to adult weevils and weevil larvae and pupae, and that field trials were conducted to study the effect of entomopathogenic nematode species concentrations on larval populations. Reports that "our findings in laboratory bioassays and evidence in select field trials suggest that annual bluegrass weevil larvae are very susceptible to several commercially available entomopathogenic nematodes and that curative control [using nematodes] may be feasible. In contrast, entomopathogenic nematodes were not sufficiently effective against adults, even under optimal laboratory conditions, and cannot currently replace conventional insecticides for preventive management of adults." Concludes that "identifying the sources of variability from both the annual bluegrass weevil and the applied nematodes will help to develop release strategies that lead to greater control with comparable or possibly lower concentrations."
Language:English
References:5
See Also:See also related article, "Evaluation of two endemic and five commercial entomopathogenic nematode species (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae) against annual bluegrass weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) larvae and adults" Biological Control: Theory and Application in Pest Management, 46(3) September 2008, p. 467-475 R=160054 R=160054

See also related article, "Field evaluation of entomopathogenic nematodes for the biological control of the annual bluegrass weevil, Listronotus maculicollis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in golf course turfgrass" Biocontrol Science and Technology, 20(2) February 2010, p. 149-163 R=175653 R=175653
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McGraw, B. A., P. J. Vittum, R. S. Cowles, and A. M. Koppenhöfer. 2011. Nematodes for control of annual bluegrass weevil: Insect parasitic nematodes may have the potential to provide less toxic, more sustainable approaches to manage annual bluegrass weevil. Golf Course Manage. 79(2):p. 88-90, 92, 94.
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