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Author(s):Kome, C. E.
Author Affiliation:University of Southwestern Louisina [Louisiana]
Title:Comparison of fireant control products on individual mounds
Section:Turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:Salt Lake City, UT: October 31 - November 4, 1999
Source:1999 Annual Meeting Abstracts [ASA/CSSA/SSSA]. Vol. 91, 1999, p. 130.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:[Madison, WI]: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Ant control; Insect control; Pest control; Solenopsis invicta; Baits; Application rates; Comparisons; Tank mix; Pest density
Abstract/Contents:"The red imported fireant (RIFA), Selonopsis invicta Buren, is a nuisance in residential lawns, gardens, and golf courses. Cost-effective methods are needed to control this in the southern United States. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy (reduction in population and activity) of various baits such as boric acid, cypermethrin, and Barry's bait (a mixture of cypermethrin and boric acid) to hydromethylnon (Amdro), an EPA approved product for fireant control. The products were applied on individual mounds after disturbing each mound as suggested by the supplier. Application rates for the products ranged from zero to two times the recommended rate for each product adjusted for the mound radius. Fireant activity and population were monitored at 0, 2, 4, and 48 hrs. post-treatment. Mounds treated with Amdro and Barry's bait showed significant reduction in fireant activity two hours post-treatment, while others treatments showed significant decrease in activity 48 hrs post-treatment compared to the control. Percent reduction in fireant populations ranged from 24% in the control to 70% for Barry's 2 hrs. post-treatment. At 4 hrs. post-treatment, the percent reduction in population ranged from 33% in the control to 99% for Amdro. At 48 hrs post treatment, the fire ant population of the control was significantly higher than for boric acid, Amdro or cypermethrin. The results suggest that Barry's bait is effective in controlling fireant populations. However, it was not possible to delineate what fraction of the population decrease was due to mortality or migration to satellite mounds."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Kome, C. E. 1999. Comparison of fireant control products on individual mounds. Annu. Meet. Abstr. 91:p. 130.
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