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Old 04-16-2013, 07:31 PM
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I looked at a property this morning (approx. 2 acres) that was infested with grub (more than 1/2 the property).
Other than nematodes is there an effective treatment?
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:19 PM
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ICT Organics CedarCure works.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:56 PM
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I should add:
ICT CedarCure works both as a preventative and curative treatment.
ICT Natural Plant Protector works as a curative treatment.
They do need to be watered in and applied at the proper time of year.

Please read this link there is a great deal of good info on grub prevention for cool season turf:
http://www.uky.edu/Ag/ukturf/pubs.ht...ite%20grub.PDF
However, they are unaware of the products I mentioned.
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Boy, that EDU paper was poorly researched. More like someone's homework for an evening typing it up to post on the website.

I'm in need of an organic solution that is for cool grasses in Northern Illinois, that is also chicken friendly. Customer has six chickens, and substantial grub damage from last year. During the project I just completed, while removing sod and regrading the terrain, found a heavy amount of grubs. His property is prime grounds for grub infestations being low ground in the neighborhood (literally, everyone behind him is much higher ground levels - creates quite the lake), along with excellent turf (well, was last spring). Seeking the best viable option.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:19 PM
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I looked at a property this morning (approx. 2 acres) that was infested with grub (more than 1/2 the property).
Other than nematodes is there an effective treatment?
Almost every lawn has some grubs -- what do you mean by "infested"? One or 2 per square foot, and some experts say even more, is not likely to cause problems.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:21 AM
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Almost every lawn has some grubs -- what do you mean by "infested"? One or 2 per square foot, and some experts say even more, is not likely to cause problems.
I mean about a dozen per sq'. If you saw the lawn you wouldn't even have to look for them. Dead grass with no roots.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:26 AM
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I mean about a dozen per sq'. If you saw the lawn you wouldn't even have to look for them. Dead grass with no roots.
yup, you got a problem there no doubt.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:45 PM
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Treating for grubs now is a losing proposition. They are very difficult to kill and will cause no damage at this time of the year. They can be successfully treated organically with ICT Organics Cedar Cure as a preventative or with ICT Organics NPP as a curative.

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Actually...Dr Dave Smitley is working on this very problem at Michigan State. The plan is to travel to an area that has had grub infestations the longest in the US. Parts of the east coast. Collect as many grubs as you can. Release them on the yards or golf courses where the grub problems occur in your town. The Massachusetts area with most year's of infestation will naturally have the most natural parasites and diseases of grubs.

So far Dr. Smitley has found Ovovesicula . Hold on wile I check on this.
Found parts of the research work.
http://www.michiganturfgrass.org/dr-david-smitley.html
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:10 AM
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Sounds like trying to cure bubonic plague by releasing rodents. But what do I know...
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