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Old 10-01-2012, 09:56 AM
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Merit (breakthrough) new england!

For the first time ever we are seeing some breakthrough on merit, isolated grub activity (chafer) with no ryme or reason to it!
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:39 AM
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For the first time ever we are seeing some breakthrough on merit, isolated grub activity (chafer) with no ryme or reason to it!
Yep and Just as it comes off patent and gets cheaper.

Nothing New for Florida. Merit has been failing for years now and Bayer won't honor any Guarantees. In Fact I believe They took Sugar Cane Grubs off the label as a controlled species. Welcome to my world with the cost of Aloft SC and Arena.

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:24 PM
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Hi ric, im trying to pm you but your mailbox is full!
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:14 PM
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Hi ric, im trying to pm you but your mailbox is full!
I will PM you my E mail address. I don't want any PM. That why I let My PM box stay full. This way I can select who I communicate with.

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:31 PM
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i have seen some very isolated damages and breakthru as well.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:54 PM
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With all the lack of rain this year it's no wonder there are failures. I am seeing them as well.

I don't think it has anything to do with the product. It's about whether it was adequately applied and adequately watered in.

Just like always.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:00 PM
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With all the lack of rain this year it's no wonder there are failures. I am seeing them as well.

I don't think it has anything to do with the product. It's about whether it was adequately applied and adequately watered in.

Just like always.
Actually Grub eggs hatch better in wet soil than dry. The eggs take on over 50% of their weight from water as they mature. It has been my experience to have less grubs in dry years and more Grubs in Wet years.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:25 PM
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Ric, is correct.

I've been wondering if adults were able to target irrigated lawns in drought areas? Therefor higher egg survival rate.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:29 PM
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Actually Grub eggs hatch better in wet soil than dry. The eggs take on over 50% of their weight from water as they mature. It has been my experience to have less grubs in dry years and more Grubs in Wet years.
The trade off is you have more damage in dry years simply because of irrigation problems and lawns that are un or under irrigated have less recuperative capability.

Its kindof the same with surface insects. You always have them but you only notice extensive damage in dry seasons.

A lot of these insecticides break down in sunlight too so letting merit sit there unirrigated for a week can't do it any good.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:31 PM
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Ric, is correct.

I've been wondering if adults were able to target irrigated lawns in drought areas? Therefor higher egg survival rate.
I've wondered if sod webworm are attracted to my fertilizers or weed control.

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