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Author(s):Potter, Daniel A.
Author Affiliation:Contributing Editor, Turfax and Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Title:Organic fertilizers - A risk factor for black turfgrass ataenius?
Source:TURFAX. Vol. 9, No. 4, July/August 2001, p. 5.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Chelsea, MI: Ann Arbor Press
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Ataenius spretulus; Golf courses; Organic fertilizers; Risk; Pest profile; Life cycle; Natural organic fertilizers; Sewage sludge; Bone meal; Dried blood; Animal manures; Urea; Risk assessment
Trade Names:Milorganite; Nature Safe; Sustane
Abstract/Contents:Presents research that addresses whether organic fertilizers are a risk factor for black turfgrass ataenius (BTA). Results include that "two of the three organic fertilizers were associated with statistically higher densities of BTA...adult densities, too, were consistently higher in ther Milorganite®- or Nature Safe®-treated plots. In contrast, I saw no increase in BTA densities with Sustane® or slow-releasse urea." Concludes that "the significant benefits provided by organic fertilizers likely outweigh the drawback that certain ones may increase risk from BTA...Still, superintendents who use organic fertilizers should be especially alert for small black BTA adults crawling on fairways or putting greenss, or picked up in mowing baskets, and consider preventive management if the pest is abundant."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Potter, D. A. 2001. Organic fertilizers - A risk factor for black turfgrass ataenius?. TURFAX. 9(4):p. 5.
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