Lawn Care IPM Hints

EUROPEAN CHAFER UPDATE

Chris Maund (chris.maund@gnb.ca), IPM Specialist and Provincial Apiarist, Dept of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries has reported the first finding of an adult European chafer in Fredericton on July 11, 2019.
The following information may help for monitoring and applying a control for the first instar:
The eggs are laid singly in an earthen cell, 5 to 10 cm deep. A newly deposited egg is 0.5 mm wide by 0.7 mm long and becomes about 2.3 mm by 2.8 mm just before hatching. The egg stage lasts two weeks and the first instar lasts three weeks.

WEED IDENTIFICATION WEB SITES:

Click on the site below to see pictures of the most common weeds found in a lawn.  Match the weed in  your lawn with a picture and then click on the picture for more information and additional pictures to confirm.
http://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/weedlf.htm

TIPS FOR IMPROVING THE LONG TERM HEALTH OF YOUR LAWN.

FOLLOW THE TIPS LISTED BELOW TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF YOUR LAWN OR CLICK ON THIS LIST ( June 5, 2017 – Fully IPM Accredited facilities.pdf file)) OF FULLY LICENCED IPM ACCREDITED LAWN CARE PROVIDERS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THEIR TURF MANAGEMENT SERVICES.
Aeration & Overseeding
Dethatching
Fertilizing
Grasscycling
Liming
Mowing
Raking & Topdressing
Watering

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