Additional details of research can be found in the report for the parent project 1230-21000- 045-00D.
The aim of this project is to improve turfgrass host plant resistance to important turfgrass pathogens resulting in reduced fungicide use.
Chris Williamson, UW Turf and Ornamental Specialist, UW-Extension Revised: 6/14/2013 Item number: XHT1062 The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, is considered the single most important turfgrass-infesting pest in the United States. The beetle is adapted to a region where the mean summer soil temperature is between 64 and 82F and winter soil temperatures are above 15F.
The insect’s spread is apparently governed by temperature and precipitation.
In essence, it’s moth birth control,” explains Steffan MS’97, a CALS professor of entomology and a USDA entomologist.
A third specimen was recovered from a blacklight trap in southwestern Wisconsin.
Although establishment in the state remains open to question, this species is of potential economic concern as larvae are capable of causing significant damage to lawns, turfgrass, and crops. Although carefully collected, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Differing provisions from the publisher's actual policy or licence agreement may be applicable.
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