ABW: Reaching optimal control

Syngenta is committed to providing the tools, education and now a new assurance program for season long control of Annual Bluegrass Weevils (ABW). As part of this commitment, Syngenta recently partnered with the GCSAA to host an informational webinar on ABW control.

 
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Mike Agnew, Ph.D., Matt Giese, M.S., and Lane Tredway, Ph.D., led a recent GCSAA webinar discussing a variety of ABW-related topics, including: 
  • Research findings in ABW-affected areas 
  • How to time applications correctly 
  • Integrated approaches to sampling 
  • Using tools like Growing Degree Days and WeevilTrak to stay in control of ABW 
  • Watering-in recommendations 

Watch the full webinar below:
As ABW season is winding down, consider the following tips:
  • You can get guaranteed control of ABW by following the WeevilTrak Annual Bluegrass Weevil Assurance 
  • Growing degree days and phenological indicators are useful guides for tracking life stages, but cannot replace the importance of scouting for determining thresholds 
  • While there are some general similarities among annual bluegrass weevil development, each geography tends to be different as to when it first appears and the level of turf injury caused  
  • Insect developmental stages are a critical piece of information when choosing a product for treatment  
  • Mowing and irrigation play a vital role in determining the success of a treatment application 
  • Resistance management will continue to be an integral part of management programs now and into the future 
  • Sign up for WeevilTrak and/or text messaging alerts to be informed of timing and application recommendations 

For more information on ABW control, visit WeevilTrak.com or contact your local Syngenta territory manager. 

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