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Kumite
09-25-2000, 04:46 PM
Every year more and more patches of grass die off. I think it might be related to insects of some sort. Does anyone have any suggestions for treatment, both reactive and proactive?

Kumite
09-25-2000, 04:57 PM
Moths - grubs - diazinon. OK.

Scraper
09-25-2000, 04:57 PM
Sounds like grubs to me. Have the same problem here with the crows coming in and tearing up the turf to get to the grubs. Makes quite an unsightly mess. If you're licensed, Grub-X works well for treatment. Just be sure to do the entire lawn including landscape beds and not just the "problem" areas. Grubs do not discriminate. It may take a couple seasons to get them totally under control.

Lazer
09-25-2000, 05:05 PM
Grub-X is for eggs, not large grubs.

Diazinon or Dylox are your options now.

Scraper
09-25-2000, 05:25 PM
Thanks Lazer....:)

Samurai WeedWacker
09-25-2000, 05:50 PM
or even if you ARE licensed, your local county Extension Agent (sometimes known as the Agricultural Extension Agent) may be a good source of free information. Around here he will even make on-site diagnoses.