Sunday, 17 November 2002: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Room 316 (Convention Center, Third Floor)

Arthropod Pests of Turfgrass

Session Chair(s): Eileen A. Buss
Moderator(s): Carlos E. Bográn
Tiffany Heng-Moss
Colin D. Stewart
1:00 PMIntroductory Remarks
1:05 PM0165Assessing direct and indirect interactions between eastern tent caterpillars and mares as a risk factor for Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome
Walter E. Barney, Bruce A. Webb, Karen McDowell, Claire V. Collins
1:19 PM0166Managing eastern tent caterpillar in response to purported involvement in Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome on Kentucky horse farms
Matthew Stephens, David W. Held, Lee H. Townsend, Daniel A. Potter
1:33 PM0167Effects of plant age on the resistance of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars to black cutworm
Tyler D. Eaton, R. Chris Williamson, Geunhwa Jung
1:47 PM0168Cultural manipulations: an alternative management strategy of black cutworm on golf course putting greens
Seung Cheon Hong, R. Chris Williamson
2:01 PM0169How do endophytic turfgrasses reduce susceptibility of black cutworm and fall armyworm to entomopathogenic nematodes?
Brian A. Kunkel, Douglas R. Richmond, Parwinder S. Grewal
2:15 PM0170Predator occurrence and performance on pest-resistant and susceptible turfgrasses
S. K. Braman
2:29 PM0171Buffalograss resistance to the chinch bug, Blissus occiduus
Tiffany Heng-Moss, Frederick P. Baxendale
2:43 PMBreak
2:58 PM0172White grubs: overlooked pests in warm-season grasses
Eileen A. Buss
3:12 PM0173Black turfgrass ataenius outbreaks and organic fertilizers there a connection?
Daniel A. Potter, David W. Held, Michael E. Rogers, Callie Praeter
3:26 PM0174Compatibility of imidacloprid with parasitism of Japanese beetle grubs by Tiphia vernalis
Michael E. Rogers, Daniel A. Potter
3:40 PM0175Evaluation of beetle banks combined with flowering insectary strips for increasing predator abundance and managing insect pests on golf courses
Steven Frank, Paula M. Shrewsbury
3:54 PM0176Influence of below-ground herbivory on competition between endophytic turfgrasses and dandelion
Douglas S. Richmond, Parwinder S. Grewal
4:08 PM0177Heterorhabditis zealandica: a new tool in the management of white grubs in turfgrass and ornamentals
Parwinder S. Grewal, Kevin T. Power, Michael Klein
4:22 PM0178Exotic mole cricket (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) management using the entomopathenogenic nematode Steinernema scapterisci Nguyen and Smart
Kathryn Barbara, Eileen A. Buss
4:36 PMConcluding Remarks

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