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Author(s):Backman, P. A.; Miltner, E. D.; Stahnke, G. K.; Cook, T. W.
Author Affiliation:Backman: Executive Director, Northwest Turfgrass Association and Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association
Title:Worming your way out of a turf situation: Development of an integrated pest management system to reduce earthworm casts
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Source:USGA Green Section Record. Vol. 40, No. 4, July/August 2002, p. 7-8.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Integrated Pest Management; Lumbricus terrestris; Earthworm castings; Clippings; Aerification; Hollow tine coring; Liming; Soil pH; Soil acidity; Sand topdressings; Pest control
USGA Green Section Keywords: Pest Control: Integrated, Alternative and Other; Research; Soils
Abstract/Contents:Discusses earthworm casts, particularly those of the common night crawler. Presents a study to evaluate "soil acidity, clipping removal, hollow-core aeration, and sand topdressing for effects on casting." Results include that "two years of clipping removal had no effect on reducing earthworm casting caused by L. terrestris. The spring and fall hollow-core aeration treatments also had no effect on casting after two years...The effects of increasing soil acidity had no impact on reducing casting. Likewise, an increase in casting was not observed after two years of heavy lime applications...Sand topdressing proved to be an effective method of reducing earthworm casting." States that "earthworm casting is an issue that inevitably will require some tolerance on the part of golfers and superintendents. We must remember that earthworms provide far more benefits to the soil/turf environment than they do harm."
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Backman, P. A., E. D. Miltner, G. K. Stahnke, and T. W. Cook. 2002. Worming your way out of a turf situation: Development of an integrated pest management system to reduce earthworm casts. USGA Green Sec. Rec. 40(4):p. 7-8.
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