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Author(s):Frank, H. Howard
Author Affiliation:University of Florida
Title:Biological control agents for mole crickets
Section:Integrated turfgrass management
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Source:2002 Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary. 2002, p. 15.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Biological control organisms; Mole crickets; Biological control; Scapteriscus; Entomopathogenic nematodes; Steinernema scapterisci; Larra bicolor; Ormia depleta; Golf courses
Geographic Terms:Florida; Georgia
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2001-05-203
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USGA Summary Points:As few as 30 Larra bicolor wasps succeeded in establishing a local population when released at a distant site in Georgia. None of the initial Gainesville, Florida nor Tifton, Georgia releases of the wasp were on a golf course. Instead, they were released in places with high number of mole crickets. The point is to establish populations throughout counties, which will provide area-wide control of pest mole crickets. This will reduce numbers of these pests flying in to golf courses. Eventually the wasps (or flies or nematodes) will turn up on golf courses where, we can hope, that action of the first two can be enhanced by provision of nectar sources. Many superintendents think that unless research is performed on a golf course, it should not be funded: they do not yet understand the concept of area-wide biocontrol.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Frank, H. H. 2002. Biological control agents for mole crickets. Turfgrass Environ Res. Summ. p. 15.
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