Florida Entomologist (2013) 96, 1628-1630

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Ta-I Huang and Eileen A. Buss (2013)
Sphenophorus venatus vestitus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) preference for bermudagrass cultivars and endophytic perennial ryegrass overseed
Florida Entomologist 96 (4), 1628-1630
Abstract: Sphenophorus venatus vestitus responses to 4 bermudagrass cultivars and endophytic perennial ryegrass-overseeded bermudagrass were evaluated in greenhouse tests. 'TifEagle' appeared to be least preferred, compared to 'Tifway', 'Celebration' and 'Tifdwarf'. Pots of 'TifEagle' over-seeded with endophytic perennial ryegrass had less adult damage and no larvae, compared to that of 'Tifway' Using less susceptible cultivars and overseeding with endophytic turfgrasses can minimize billbug populations in warm season turfgrasses.
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Database assignments for author(s): Eileen A. Buss

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution
resistance/tolerance/defence of host

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Sphenophorus venatus Cynodon (crop) U.S.A. (SE)