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Author(s):Werle, Sean F.; Vittum, Patricia J.
Author Affiliation:Department of Entomology, University of Massachusetts
Title:Some studies of the turfgrass ant Lasius neoniger in a golf course setting
Meeting Info.:Amherst, MA: June 24, 1998
Source:Turfgrass Field Day [Massachusetts]. 1998, p. 56-59.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf courses; Ant control; Pest control; Insect control; Lasius neoniger; Ecological distribution; Soil depth; Pest density; Chlorpyrifos; Cyfluthrin; Insecticides; Insecticide evaluation
Abstract/Contents:Investigates the spatial distribution of worker turfgrass ants on a turfgrass fairway over time. Also examines the response of ants to pesticide applications. Results of the distribution study showed that ants concentrate in the upper 6 inches of the soil profile during warmer months, and move deeper into the soil as winter approaches. Results of the pesticide test were skewed because both live and dead ants were counted, but it showed "ants being quickly eliminated from the Dursban plot but then returning (at reduced numbers) within a week after application" and "the Tempo plot did not show a significant effect on ant behavior, but again since we cannot say whether the ants counted were alive or dead the effectiveness of Tempo as a control measure remains unclear."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Werle, S. F., and P. J. Vittum. 1998. Some studies of the turfgrass ant Lasius neoniger in a golf course setting. Turfgrass Field Day [Massachusetts]. p. 56-59.
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