Learn more about the standard for grub control

By Matt Giese, M.S., technical services manager for Syngenta

The recent introduction of Acelepryn® Xtra insecticide enhances grub control and more

It is powered by two active ingredients found in Acelepryn and Meridian® insecticides (IRAC group 28 and IRAC group 4A) to deliver long-lasting, broad-spectrum insect control.

Acelepryn Xtra delivers:
  1. Wider spectrum of insect control:
    • Six to eight weeks of ant control with significantly reduced ant mound formation
    • Significantly enhances chinch bug control over Acelepryn, which is only labeled for suppression
    • Suppression of mole crickets

      Efficacy against nuisance turfgrass ants

      One application was made on July 14, 2023. Treatments were watered in with 0.1-inch irrigation within 24 hours. Source: Steve McDonald, Turfgrass Disease Solutions, 2023.
  2. Wider application window
    • Like Acelepryn, applications can be made as early as April
    • Acelepryn Xtra provides early curative control of grubs through the second instar
      • This allows for applications to be made well into July, even August in some cases for greater flexibility. Note, watering in becomes even more critical with later applications to maintain leading efficacy.
  3. Outstanding season-long control
    • The 20 fl. oz./A rate of Acelepryn Xtra offers the equivalent of 10 fl. oz./A of chlorantraniliprole and the full rate of thiamethoxam 
      • Leads to outstanding control of all major turf-damaging white grub species and caterpillars, such as black cutworms, sod webworms and fall armyworms 
    • May-June applications at the 20 oz. rate will provide equal to or greater control of grubs while also providing season-long control of billbugs and six weeks of hairy chinch bug control (up to 12 weeks of Southern chinch bugs) 

White grubs - early preventive applications

Source: Seaman, Richmond and McDonald, New York, Indiana and Pennsylvania, 2020. Application dates were June 10, 2020 in New York; May 6, 2020 in Indiana; and May 1, 2020 in Pennsylvania. Values in parentheses indicate the percent of control for each treatment at its respective location. *OB = Oriental beetle. JB = Japanese beetle. EC = European chafer. MC = masked chafer.

Upgrade your insect control programs this season with Acelepryn 
With the Acelepryn brand, golf course superintendents have access to a range of effective insecticides tailored to their specific needs. Whether choosing Acelepryn or Acelepryn Xtra, Syngenta provides reliable solutions for managing turf-damaging pests effectively. 

For more information, visit GreenCastOnline.com/AceleprynXtra. You can also easily determine which Acelepryn brand is right for your operation by visiting GreenCastOnline.com/AceleprynBrands.  

All photos are either the property of Syngenta or are used with permission.

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