Best Practices for: Controlling Larvae, Caterpillars and Stink Bugs on Golf Courses

Find a solution that will provide season-long control with just one application

An insecticide that provides long-term residual control will save you valuable time and give you peace of mind that your lawn is protected. Acelepryn provides the longest residual control on the turf market, allowing you to apply early when conditions are right for your course.

“Acelepryn has allowed us to go from three insecticide treatments per year on our greens to one,” said JC Petersen of Indian Hills Golf Course in Okemos, Michigan. “[It is] a product you can apply almost anytime, anywhere, [and] controls surface and soil pests in one application. We used to catch three waves of cutworms every year, [but] I haven’t seen any since we started using Acelepryn. »1

Make sure it offers application flexibility and you are confident in the results

To maximize the value of your insecticide investment, choose a product that is labeled to control multiple pests and has a proven track record. In addition to providing flexibility, it will also help limit the need for multiple products and applications, saving you time and money.

“I continue to use Acelepryn year after year because it’s a flawless product,” said Mike Salvio, CGCS, of Ocean City Golf Club in Maryland. “With Acelepryn, I actually spend less money and do fewer insecticide applications because it works so well.” 1

With Acelepryn, the first applications give the best results. Its wide application window gives superintendents the freedom and flexibility to apply it according to their specific course needs.

Because of its flexibility and season-long control of major pests, superintendents turn to Acelepryn for an early season application they can trust. “Acelepryn was one of the first products we launched in the spring,” said Jon Urbanski, director of golf courses and grounds at Wilmington Country Club in Delaware. 1

“[Acelepryn provides] great larval control,” said Kurt Utecht of Superior Country Club in Kansas. “In five years, I haven’t seen any animals ripping up my trail looking for grubs at the end of the year.” 1

Plus, Acelepryn works without the need for irrigation or rain after application. Exceptional control, with minimal reduction in efficiency, is achieved without water.

“It’s the only product we use on every square foot of our manicured turf on our property,” said Michael Quigney of Lindenwood Golf Course in Pennsylvania. 1

Choose a solution that has minimal impact on the environment

It is important to work in harmony with the environment, especially in locations where the preservation of beneficial, non-target organisms is a concern. Acelepryn continues to be chosen for its studies showing that organisms such as honey bees were not affected by Acelepryn.2 This was found to be true even when worker bees were directly exposed to areas sprayed with the product.

“I switched to Acelepryn to be more pollinator-friendly,” said Shane Miller of the Twin Lakes Club in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. “It has a low utilization rate with a wide control window with no signal words.” 1

Michael C. Ford