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What are Antimicrobials and their trade names?

  • Used as Protectant Fungicides and Disinfectant with poor results on turfgrass. Hard on equipment
    • Hydrogen Dioxide - Zerotol
    • Potassium bicarbonate - Kaligreen
    • Dipotassium phosphate - Biophos

2

What do Insect Growth Regulators (IGR) do?

  • Inhibit growth and development

3

What is Halofenozide?

Trade name?

  • MACH2
  • Insect Growth Regulator that Causes premature and lethal molts (losing skin) on insects.
  • Good for grub control and is Low Toxic

4

What are Microbials?

  • Fungi, Bacteria and Nematodes that aid in the health of plants.

5

What is Beavaria bassiana?

What class?

  • fungus that lives in the soil and attacks insects of all life stages.
  • Called Naturalis T
  • Works well on Chinch Bugs
  • MICROBIALS

6

What is Trichoderma harzianum?

What class?

  • A fungus that attacks other Fungus
  • Granular formulation for dollar spot control
  • Trade names:
    • Rootshield
    • Turfshield
  • MICROBIALS

7

What are Neotyphodium endophytes?

What class?

  • Lives in Rye and Fescue
  • can be added to commercial grass seed
  • infected grass is more stress tolerant
  • Works well in Turfgrass
  • caution - If seed isn't stored properly, endophyte dies
  • MICROBIALS

8

what is Bacillus thuringiensis?

What class?

  • Most effective Biocontrol agent made
  • Sprayable bacterial spore that breaks down in an insects gut.
  • There are Host specific strains for different pests
  • MICROBIALS
  • Non Toxic

9

What is Basilis popillae?

What class?

  • Bacteria in native soil that causes Milky Spore Disease in Japanese Beetles
  • Non Toxic
  • Mixed results in turf
  • MICROBIALS

10

What is Basilis licheniformis?

What class?

  • Trade Name: EcoGuard
  • A Bacteria used for Anthracnose, Brown Patch, Dollar Spot
  • Not great control, but can be used in addition to other fungicides
  • MICROBIALS

11

What is Basilis Subtilis?

What class?

  • Trade Name: Rhapsody, Companion
  • to help control brown patch, and pythium blight
  • Can be used with other fungicides for synergy
    • Needs to be Integrated with other products
  • MICROBIALS

12

What are Entomopathogenic nematodes?

What class?

  • parasites of white grubs that act as an insecticide
  • Non Toxic
  • MICROBIALS

13

What are Spinosyns?

What class?

  • Trade Name: Conserve SC
  • fungal insecticides used as a nerve toxin with stomach and contact activity
  • MICROBIALS

14

What is the most effective Biocontrol agent?

Basilis thuringiensis