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New Turfgrass Insecticides Available

May 27, 2008
by Rick Brandenburg

There have been a number of new insecticides labeled for turfgrass insect management in recent years. These include: Provaunt, Arena, Allectus, Advion, and Meridian. In addition, we have seen a lot of “generic” products introduced to the marketplace. More recently we have seen the arrival of Aloft http://www.arystalifescience.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1775 and Acelepryn. http://www2.dupont.com/Professional_Products/en_US/acelepryn/ . Make sure you fully understand how best to use these new products. In some cases, the newer products are combinations of two older chemistries of which you may be quite familiar. Be certain to understand the benefits, appropriate use, and timing for each. We have been quite fortunate on the insect side of things to see new products rolling out each year.