Chemical Specification Guide: Turf insecticides

Updated Jun 15, 2012

The following specification charts provide you a quick, four-page reference for choosing products that control turfgrass insects. On the first two pages, you’ll find a table that lists insects across the top and the active ingredients of products down the left side. Once you locate the insect you’d like to target, slide down to see all the active ingredients designed to control it. You’ll also see some additional information in the table about each active ingredient, such as to which chemical class it belongs, which is especially helpful if you are trying to rotate chemicals in an effort to limit resistance; its mode of action, which tells you if the insects have to ingest the product or simply be exposed to it; and its form of application: bait, dust, granular or spray.

Next, use the third page to find the brand names and suppliers for each of the active ingredients listed in the table. This makes for easy cross-referencing.

On the final page, we’ve provided contact information for all the manufacturers and suppliers listed within the charts.

Remember, these specification charts are only for reference. They are not a recommendation for use, nor are they a substitution for application instructions. As always, consult the product label and follow all label instructions.

Look for these chemical guides in coming months:
June – Fungicides
July – Adjuvants/wetting agents
August – Non-selective herbicides
December – Vertebrate pest controls

To view the guide, click here.

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