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Impact of Scarab Grub Management Tactics on Non-Target Soil Fauna 2001

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Project Leader(s): Nancy Consolie and Paul Robbins (Michael Villani), Dept. Entomology, NYSAES, Geneva.

Cooperator(s): Daniel Peck, Visiting Fellow, Dept. Entomology, Cornell, Ithaca (International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia).

Type of grant: Pheromones; biorationals; microbials; conventional pesticides

Project location(s): Application: throughout the Northeast. Research site: Crittenden Farm, NYSAES, Geneva.

Abstract: Turf stands developed at NYSAES, Geneva, NY were treated with both "fast tracked" chemicals as well as biological insecticides in 2000 and 2001. This field test will demonstrate the effects of these pest management applications on nontarget soil fauna in turfgrass. A several year study of this issue is important because effects on nontarget soil fauna may be cumulative.