Sevin on new sod

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by sbvfd592, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    So I put down sod 2 weeks ago, I lifted a corner............ and there was 37 grubs in a 1'x1' area. Can i apply sevin to try to control them???
  2. ACutAboveNC

    ACutAboveNC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    Read the labeling on Sevin. It should tell you right on the label. Usually though we apply Merit with our sod applications just for that very reason.
  3. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    lescos label says nothing about new turf
  4. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    I cant see why it would be a problem to apply Sevin to new sod. its too late this year for Merit. but Dylox would be a good choice.
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    Agreed with indy,use dylox. sevin is so toxic to bees, we try to not use it at all!
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,854

    Sevin works very effectively for killing grubs, and it's one of the safest insecticides on the market. It's also used in flea & tick shampoos for dogs & cats. As far as honeybees, it's only foliar applications when it's warm -- and then usually only near flowering ornamentals & trees>>>>> merely follow the label. I am not aware of any insecticide that harms turf (new or old). I'm guessing that's why no labels mention new sod.
  7. golfguy

    golfguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    High rates of an EC (Pyrate) is a good way to smoke any finely cut turf in the heat!

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