Beauveria theory, bunk?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassguy_, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    This season we have seen unbeleiveable amounts of rain from spring thru even that last month and usually that will promote the fungi Beauveria that has destructive capabilities to the chinchbug. Well within the past few weeks the chinchbugs have begun showing up in large amounts all over, both first generation and new nymphs and early instars! Are any of you having chinchbugs starting up?
  2. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Messages: 930

    Horrible here because of humidity. Diazonon does the trick.
  3. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    We've used Talstar and diazinon, both seem to be working just a matter of getting to them before the point of repair work.
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Southern Chinch bug are not bad this year. Too much rain for Chinch bugs they drown. However brown patch fungus has been bad this year and we are expecting a heavy grub season.

    We have to rotate chemicals on Chinch bug. Couple of years ago Dursban stopped working on them. Talstar has always worked for me but I have heard stories about it not working for others.

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