Mainly found on bentgrass greens. The larval stage appears as a smooth bodied, dark coloured caterpillar with longitudinal lines and brown spots on back and sides. When mature the adult black cutworm metamorphoses into a brown moth with a wing span up to 55mm.
- General Information
Black Cutworm lay their eggs in clusters at night. Cutworm larvae hatch and feed at night and take shelter throughout the day. They have 2 generations per year. Damage is usually seen as a bald patch of turf surrounding its burrow, usually in patched the size of a golf ball. In plague proportions these patches can coalesce to destroy large patches of turf.
- Treating Solutions
For the control of African Black Beetle, Argentine Stem Weevil, Argentinian Scarab, Billbugs and other insect pests in turf.
For the control of Argentine Stem Weevil, Black Cutworm and Lawn Armyworm. Targets and destroys both adult and larvae, including the critical 3rd and 4th instars.
Tempo Xtra is registered to control 9 pests, including difficult insects to control such as Argentine Stem Weevil, and Couch Mite.
For the control of Argentine Stem Weevil larvae, multiple times throughout the spring/summer period. Can be applied from spring onwards for Scarab Beetle larvae, Billbug and caterpillars.
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