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Welcome to the WeevilTrak℠ blog, offering you updates about annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) from industry leading researchers. This blog will provide you with timely ABW activity across the north east as well as advice on scouting and controlling them using the Optimum Control Strategy.

Archive: August 2015

Most effective way to manage annual bluegrass weevil: Reduce Poa annua wherever possible, as much as possible

After a season talking about insecticides and insecticide resistance, we should not forget one thing: The most sensible and effective way to deal with annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) is using and promoting grasses that are resistant and/or more tolerant of ABW larval feeding. And this is why:

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Creeping Bentgrass Damage by the Annual Bluegrass Weevil in Mid-Summer

Over the past three weeks, in the Mid-Atlantic region, we have experienced a significant amount of evapotranspiration and very little rainfall. Most golf courses are relying heavily on their irrigation systems to replace the water loss. Besides dry conditions, I have observed more and more damage from the annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) to 100 percent creeping bentgrass.

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