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Author(s):Robinson, William H.
Author Affiliation:Extension Entomologist, Virginia Tech and Virginia State
Title:Insects - Commercial Turfgrass
Source:Pest Management Guide for Turfgrass. January 1986, p. .
Publishing Information:Blacksburg, Virginia: Department of Plant Pathology & Physiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Groundwater contamination; Insects; Turfgrasses; Insect control; Insecticides; Bryobia praetiosa; Golf courses in the environment
Abstract/Contents:"Control of insects and mite pests of turfgrass is best achieved by considering the pests in above-ground and below-ground categories. For the latter, it is essential to get chemicals into the soil; for the former, the grass blades and ground surface should be treated so as to get a minimum of washoff and soil penetration by rain or watering. In general, emulsifiable concentrates provide the greatest residual on grass blades and the least immediate penetration into the soil. Wettable powders provide good residual, but dust and granular formulations move down into the thatch and soil. White grubs (masked chafer, May beetle, Japanese beetle, etc.) digger wasps, and ants are below-ground pests. Sod webworms, armyworms, and chinch bugs inhabit the thatch near the soil surface, but feed on grass blades. Leafhoppers, fruit flies, billbugs, and mites move and feed on grass blades. CAUTION: Be sure to consider drainage, slope, type of soil, and general area use to avoid contamination of water sources. Avoid using treated areas immediately after applications." Also includes various tables on recommendations for dosage of insecticides for 1,000 sq. ft. of area by insect: White grub, Black turfgrass ataenius, Sod webworm, Chinch bug, Bluegrass billbug, armyworm, Fall armyworm, Cutworm, Leafhopper, Ant, Clover mite, Wasp, and Mole cricket. 1,000 sg. ft. of area.
Note:Text as abstract
6 pages.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Robinson, W. H. 1986. Insects - Commercial Turfgrass. Pest Management Guide for Turfgrass.
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