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Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida Gardener, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Man seems like all I'm seeing right now is sod webworms...anyone else?
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  2. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    my biggest problem lately seems to be more cottony scale than I can remember!
  3. Yea, I'm noticing that too....also mealybugs on jatropha late spring has been the norm here the past few years.
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  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Worm Web Worms are easy to control. Your Pesticide Guy is not doing his job if you see them.
  5. Ric

    I agree. The PCO hasn't been to the property since the most recent attack(this week). They are on an every other month program. All of the webworm activity popped up this week.

    I still am amazed that I have NEVER had a chinch bug problem at any of my properties and guys are ALWAYS saying how they have so many problems with chinch. I control the irrigation and do the fert so I at least know that cultural practices are in check. Maybe the guys that are having problems aren't in control of those factors......
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Heavy Rain or Over Watering can drown Chinch bugs and keep them in check. BTW we are in a Drought.
  7. Hmmm didn't know that(overwater). Yea, we are desperate for rain down here, BIG TIME.
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  8. tjlco

    tjlco LawnSite Senior Member
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    I sure would love to be in control of some of my customers water...no matter how many times I explain myself they can't figure it out....10 minutes a zone for rotary heads is not enough!!!!
  9. Yea dude, rotor zones need at least 10-15 more than a pop up zone. I have some properties that have rotor zones and this drought is killing them.
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  10. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    In the average lawn, if the sprinkler system is was put in half way properly, rotors will need to run about 4 times longer to put down the same amount of water as a spray zone. Of course, it can be much more skewed than that if the installer cut corners.

    Right now, as general rule of thumb, I tell people to run their rotors for 60 minutes twice a week. That will give them about .8 to .9" of precipitation. 15 minutes twice a week for sprays does about the same. That keeps most of them alive. Of course when it's 95F and arid, I bump the controllers to 120-130%.

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