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A survey of stakeholders was conducted during the 2014 Virginia Tech Turfgrass Symposium. As part of the survey, participants were asked to list their major insect problems, and what insecticides they used to manage these insects. The survey confirmed that white grubs are by far the most important pests in Virginia turfgrass, and that Merit (imidacloprid) and Acelypryn (chlorantraniliprole) are the most widely used insecticides in Virginia turf
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
July 28, 2016