Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Grub Damage

"Grubs" is the term used to describe the larval stage of several species of beetles. They damage turf (and lawns) by feeding on the roots of grass plants. They typically appear in the Midwest in mid to late summer after the adult beetles have laid their eggs in the soil.

The North Course fairways have been hit hard this fall even though a preventative treatment was applied in late June. We're not sure, but perhaps the heavy rain we experienced this summer caused the chemical to leach through the soil.

Most of the damage you see is from skunks and raccoons digging for their next bedtime meal. We are applying a curative treatment which will get the problem under control in a couple of weeks.

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