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Web URL(s):https://web.archive.org/web/20160212131503/http://www.turfgrasssociety.eu/home/articles/code/432?headline=Opportunities%20for%20Non-synthetic%20Pesticides%20in%20Pest%20Management%20and%20Fertility%20of%20Warm-season%20Turfgrass
    Last checked: 04/28/2017
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Author(s):Waltz, C.
Title:Opportunities for non-synthetic pesticides in pest management and fertility of warm-season turfgrass
Meeting Info.:Kristiansand, Norway: June 24-26, 2012
Source:3rd European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 3, 2012, p. Unknown.
# of Pages:0
Publishing Information:Angers, France: European Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Application rates; Climatic factors; Crabgrass control; Organic pesticides; Pest control; Pesticide evaluation; Plantago lanceolata; Preemergence weed control; Prodiamine; Regional variation; Warm season turfgrasses
Abstract/Contents:"Research on maintaining warm-season turfgrass species without the use of synthetic pesticides is minimal. Previous studies were performed in environments where cool-season turfgrass species (e.g. Kentucky bluegrass, bentgrass, fescue, etc.) predominate. Considering high expectation for turfgrass maintenance, results have not been encouraging. Furthermore, extrapolating results from these trials to conditions favorable for warm-season species has been difficult and inappropriate due to physiological difference among species and climatic variances. In warmer climates warm-season species (e.g. bermudagrass, seashore paspalum, zoysiagrass, etc.) are the primary turfgrasses used on golf courses, sports fields, and home lawns with bermudagrass being most widely used. There are few non-synthetic pesticides which have shown promise in controlling common turfgrass diseases, insects, nematodes, and weeds. A series of greenhouse and field studies have been conducted to investigate non-synthetic compounds and organic extracts for season-long efficacy under the climatic conditions where warm-season turfgrass species are adapted. Furthermore, due to the organic derivation of these products fertility is enhanced and the use of these products as a non-synthetic nutrient source was investigated. In preemergence weed trails, plots treated with prodiamine as a synthetic comparison provided crabgrass (Digitaria spp.) control. Lower rates provide some control and at this point the data have not been evaluated to determine the influence of the non-synthetic additive on preemergence weed control. Postemergence trials on buckhorn plantain (Plantago lanceolata) were similar to the bermudagrass crabgrass trail, in that, plots treated with the high rate of a three-way herbicide had control with diminishing control at lower rates. At this point data have not been evaluated to determine the effects of supplementing low herbicide rates with a non-synthetic additive. Plots are being maintained through fall 2011 with planned retreat applications planned once temperatures cool and plantain begins to grow. Fertility trials have been inconclusive but data from summer 2012 is still being collected and specific effects are being investigated in greenhouse trials."
Note:Summary appears as abstract
See Also:Other items relating to: Seashore Paspalum - Since 2000
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Waltz, C. 2012. Opportunities for non-synthetic pesticides in pest management and fertility of warm-season turfgrass. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 3:p. Unknown.
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