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TURF ALERT: Cold February and PRE Herbicide Timing

Fred Yelverton, PhD
Professor and Extension Specialist 

2/23/15. Many turfgrass managers have expressed concern that they cannot get their preemergent herbicides out due to wet soils, snow/ice cover, and frozen soils. 

KNOW WHAT THE EXPERTS KNOW: http://turffiles.ncsu.edu/Alerts.aspx#005655 
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A FEW SEATS are still left for next weeks short course: www.TurfFiles.ncsu.edu/shortcourse/
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Sod Shortages in 2015
Grady Miller 

In recent discussions with North Carolina sod growers it was apparent that there will be a significant shortage of bermudagrass sod this winter and spring. With good growing conditions the growers may be able to catch up in early to mid-summer.

http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/Alerts.aspx#005640

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NC Turf professionals - Please help  SCRI plan for the development of new turfgrasses with this short survey:

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Thank you to the men and women who have served this great country. #veteransday2014   #veteransday  

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Lonnie Poole Golf Course Grounds Crew shares their version of aerification #LonniePooleGolfClub  

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Mole Cricket Alert : http://turffiles.ncsu.edu/Alerts.aspx#005616
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Rick Brandenburg @drturfbug
Sep 19, 2014
 
There have been a lot of calls about the level of mole cricket control from a lot of different products this year. Product failures? I don't really think so, at least not in the cases I heard about. Good soil moisture and temperatures during egg laying, egg hatch, and nymph development has given us some really significant populations this summer. Add on top of that some really high rainfall amounts in the months that followed insecticide application which reduced the product effectiveness and you have MOLE CRICKET BREAKTHROUGHS.

From my perspective, not unexpected with the weather we have had this summer including some areas receiving almost 20 inches of rain in July and August. No product is perfect and can stand up under adverse weather conditions like it does under more normal weather (not to mention some treatments went out late). Nobody likes it, but it is what it is. A number of people have complained about the performance of many of the products labeled for mole cricket control. If it has happened to you, you are not alone..
#NCSUTurfgrass #Molecrickets  
http://turffiles.ncsu.edu/Alerts.aspx#005616
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Scoliid Wasps Hovering Over Lawns by Rick Brandenburg
We've had a number of inquiries about wasps hovering over lawns and other turf areas. Bluewinged wasps, Scolia dubia, are black-colored insects with metallic blue highlights on the wings and thorax. The abdomen has two yellow spots near the middle of the abdomen and the tip is a red-brown color. Bluewinged wasps are in the family of scoliid wasps that are all dark, relatively large, robust, slightly hairy insects with contrasting yellow spots or other markings. Scoliid wasps are usually considered beneficial insects because they help control green June beetle and other beetle grubs. They are present in North Carolina from June to October, but they are most abundant during August (weather can push the early or later). Read more : http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/Insects/Default.aspx#AL005613
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