ABW: Reaching Optimal Control presented by Syngenta

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60 Minutes

The Annual Bluegrass Weevil (ABW) dates back to 1931 in Conn., but in the past ten plus years, this destructive pest continues to spread south (N.C.) and west (Ohio, Ky.) Mike Agnew, Ph.D., Matt Giese, and Lane Tredway, Ph.D. discuss ABW research findings in each of the areas ABW has spread including the importance of application timing and an integrated approach to scouting (including how sampling, GDDs, and phenological indicators impact recommendations for WeevilTrak). Topics discussed include control options and how they differ on timing, what additional pests they control and for how long. Also addressed - frequently asked questions including whether or not products need to be watered-in and how much.

Original presentation date: Sept. 14, 2021
This webinar has been approved by GCSAA for 0.10 external education points.

About the Instructors

Mike Agnew, Ph.D.Michael L. Agnew, Ph.D., is the Northeastern U.S. Technical manager for Syngenta and a former associate professor and extension turfgrass specialist for Iowa State University. He earned his bachelor's and master's and a doctorate degree in horticulture from Kansas State University.

Matt GieseMatt Giese is the Midwestern U.S. Technical Manager for Syngenta. He earned both his bachelors and master's degrees from the University of Nebraska.

Lane Tredway, Ph.D.Lane Tredway, Ph.D., is the Southeastern U.S. Technical Manager for Syngenta and was an associate professor and extension specialist at North Carolina State. Tredway earned his bachelor's from Penn State University, a master's from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of Georgia.

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