Turf Pests

Casting Worms (Lumbricus spp)

Category: Turf Pests

 
Of the 25 species of UK earthworms, only 3 are responsible for worm casts. Worm casts form ideal sites for weed establishment, encourage turf disease, disrupt playing surfaces and attract moles. Casts are present in spring and autumn. Most soils with pH 6.5-7.5.

 

Chafer Grubs (Phyllopertha spp)

Category: Turf Pests

 
Chafer grubs are white, fleshy grubs with brown heads and 3 pairs of legs on the front segments. Grubs live for 1-3 years before adult beetles emerge. Patches of dead or dying grass similar to that caused by leatherjackets are caused by the grubs. Most soil types.

PRODUCT:
Merit® Turf Controls chafer grubs and leatherjackets in managed amenity turf situations.

Leatherjackets (Tipula spp)

Category: Turf Pests

 
Leatherjackets are the larval stage of the cranefly (Tipula spp). Legless, brown-grey or earth-coloured and 4 cm long when fully grown. Turf is damaged by the larvae eating grass roots and stems in the autumn and spring. Most soils.PRODUCT:
Merit® Turf Controls chafer grubs and leatherjackets in managed amenity turf situations. Alternativley spray Chlorpyrifos
 
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Frit Fly (Oscinella Frit)

Category: Turf Pests

 
Problem in young turf. The adult fly lays its eggs on the shoots of young grasses and the emerging maggots burrow into the young shoots, causing withering of the affected plants. Up to 3 generations of Frit Fly can occur in one year.