The problem of leatherjackets and chafer grubs on turf was highlighted to a group of amenity sector professionals at a recent insecticide training presentation for Amenity Land Solutions in Telford.
Hosted by Bayer National Account Manager Dave Orchard, the training provided the area sales managers with an understanding of the common pest control problem and demonstrated how and when Merit® Turf can be used to overcome infestations.
Dave Orchard explained: "Populations of chafer grubs have increased dramatically over the last 10 years and they are now a major problem in the UK. Left untreated, they can cause severe destruction of turf, and often secondary damage is caused as birds and other animals search out the grubs to feed on."
He continued: "Merit® Turf is a highly effective granular insecticide with preventative and curative action against chafer grubs and leatherjackets on racecourses, airfields, golf courses, bowling greens, cricket grounds, lawns and cemeteries."
The training stressed the importance of using a programmed approach in order to fully gain control of these insects and maximize control from Merit® Turf.
Feedback from the area sales managers on the training was very positive and upon completion all attendees were awarded BASIS points.
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