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White Grubs

South Africa Golf Turf Care Treating White Grubs Pest

White Grubs  

Description

Grubs live in the root systems of plants and cause severe damage over a short period. Unfortunately they are not easy to spot because they live beneath the grass blades, they often destroy large patches of lawn before one notices them. By digging up patches of lawn one will find them.
 

South Africa Golf Turf Care Treating White Grubs Pest

Symptoms

General browning of grass is one of the signs to look for. Grub feeding destroys the roots of your lawn, leaving the tops to wither and die. Where infestation is severe, even the roots are eaten away.

Integrated Turf Management Tips:

  • Meridian is mainly positioned in the "below surface" insect problems, providing both contact and ingestion activity.

  • If treated preventatively, the insects stop feeding within hours leading to minimal turf damage. Death occurs quickly, usually within 24 - 48 hours.

  • The product is most active in early development stages of the grubs and mole crickets. Alternative chemistry should be used for the adult stages.

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