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Tag: fire ants

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Turf Pest of the Month: How to keep fire ants at bay

July 6, 2021 By
Fire ants can be easily identified by the mounds they build — a useful piece of information to avoid getting too close to the female fire ants, which can sting. “They typically like building their mounds in areas that are ...

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Fire ant control on golf courses

July 19, 2016 By
David Held, Ph.D., is a turfgrass entomologist at Auburn University. He has more than 20 years of practical and research experience controlling insect pests of turfgrass. David can be reached at for more information. Q: Briefly outline the life ...

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BASF launches insecticide, herbicide for use on golf courses

June 4, 2013 By and
BASF’s Crop Protection division has released Siesta Insecticide Fire Ant Bait, which includes the proprietary active ingredient metaflumizone for the control of native and imported fire ants. It is labeled for use on golf courses, residential turfgrass and ornamental landscapes, ...

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FMC names 5 winners in ‘Friday Night Lights’ contest

November 15, 2012 By
PHILADELPHIA—For five high schools throughout the southern United States, there’s one less thing to worry about before playoffs: fire ants. That’s because each school won 10 bags of Talstar XTRA granular insecticide featuring Verge technology, a new product from FMC ...

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