Grub Shield, Natural Grub and chinch bug control.

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Mr Efficiency, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Mr Efficiency

    Mr Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have got a gallon of this Grub Shield on the way to try out.
    Banch Creek Grub Shield 1 gal
    25 (b) EPA Exempt - kills and repels surface feeding
    insects and grubs without harsh ingredients. It is a natural
    and eco-friendly product and will breakdown pathogenic
    fungi in the soil and on the plant.
    36 oz/acre $226.00 a gallon +shipping and tax.

    Has Anyone tried using it out yet?

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  2. Mr Efficiency

    Mr Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well I had got the Grub shied but held off on putting it down since it was so hot and dry then there has been so much rain. About 6" of rain has fallen here since Saturday night. One of extra lesco spreaders I left outside Saturday, it has been filling up since. Leaves filled the holes from a strong storm. 20180725_184743.jpg
    I will leave it and dump it tomorrow.

    I did an application just before using this ortho hose sprayer, I saw Allyn The Lawn Care nut messing with one in a video. It actualy worked prety good getting down 3/4 of an oz per 1,000 sqft. One isue with it, dont turn on side because concentrates in small tank will leak out. Otherwise it worked goid sucking up down tho the last drop.
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    I used that because I didn't want to mix it up in my 200 gallon sprayer.

    The way this stuff works is when the insects change to next stage it naturaly stops the process.


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  3. Mr Efficiency

    Mr Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The video Allyn did on that ortho sprayer.


     
  4. Mr Efficiency

    Mr Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So far so good, no grub or chinchbug isues in a few lawns I put down the Grub shield on as test lawns.
     
  5. Mr Efficiency

    Mr Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have some results from one lawn that was done with the grub shield as a test lawn.

    I Found only 2 small grubs in the 16,000 sqft lawn and no chinch bugs.

    Yesterday I core aerated the lawn and only saw 2 very small grubs in two spots of many spots I was looking throught the lawn. Picture didn't come out that good of the small sized grub. 20181001_181138.jpg
    There was a small area that I did not do with the grub shield purposely and there was larger and smaller grubs in that small area.

    Since doing the grub shield application about 18" of rain has fallen since that grub shield application was applied. Map of rainfall Aug 2 to Oct 2, was also 1.25" between on July 25 and Aug 2 that is not included on the map. nws_precip_nj_60.png
    Maybe because so much rain had fallen the grub shield broke down and a few late grubs hatched and survived?

    For a natural grub and chinch bug control the Grub Shield worked prety good considering all the rain.
     

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