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The chinch bug in relation to St. Augustine grass

R. N. Wilson

The chinch bug in relation to St. Augustine grass

by R. N. Wilson

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chinch-bugs,
  • Grasses,
  • Diseases and pests

  • Edition Notes

    Caption title.

    Statementby R.N. Wilson
    SeriesCircular / United States Department of Agriculture -- no. 51, rev. 1937, Circular (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 51.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination7 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25514007M
    OCLC/WorldCa45746507

    Southern chinch bug on St. Augustine grass blade. Applying excessive fertilizer also enhances thatch formation and makes the grass more attractive as a food source for chinch bugs. No more than 3 to 4 pounds of nitrogen per 1, square feet should be applied each year to St. The southern chinch bug displays a preference for St. Augustinegrass, and this preference has elevated the southern chinch bug to the second most expensive plant feeding arthropod in Florida (Cherry and Nagata , Kerr ). The southern chinch bug thrives during the warm, damp summer months, and infestations peak in early July (Kerr ).

    Q: We put in new St Augustine lawn in May. In September, I noticed some yellow patches. At first I thought chinch bugs so I put out insecticide. The spots are not solid yellow but have some green in it. Some are about 2 feet across, others are just a few inches. Now . Kill and Prevent Chinch Bugs If you know you have chinch bugs, you can control them by treating your lawn with Ortho® Bugclear™ Lawn Insect formula kills chinch bugs and other listed insects by contact, above and below the soil, and creates a bug barrier in your lawn for 3 months.

    Chinch bugs are small pests that can damage your lawn, leaving patches of dry, dead grass throughout your turf. If you have chinch bugs, read the rest of this guide to learn how to get rid of these grass-destroying critters. Not sure if you have chinch bugs? Read our guide on what chinch bugs look like for more information.   An adult female chinch bug can deposit over eggs on average in her lifecycle, she may lay as little as 4 eggs per day, but she will oviposit for many continuous weeks. Female chinch bugs deposit there eggs in St. Augustine grass close to where the plant contacts the dirt.


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The chinch bug in relation to St. Augustine grass by R. N. Wilson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The chinch bug in relation to St. Augustine grass by Wilson, R. (Robert Normal), b. Publication date Topics Chinch-bugs, Grasses Diseases and pests Southern States This book is available with additional data at Biodiversity Heritage Library.

See Pages: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wilson, R.N. (Robert Normal), b. Chinch bug in relation to St. Augustine grass. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. Genre/Form: book: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Wilson, R.N.

(Robert Normal), Chinch bug in relation to St. Augustine grass. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Chinch Bugs in St. Augustine Lawns L Michael E. Merchant and Robert L. Crocker* T he southern chinch bug, Blissus insu-laris, is one of the most important insect pests of St.

Augustine-grass in Texas. Although most damaging in Gulf Coast regions and in the southern half of the state, chinch bugs can be a problem anywhere St. Chinch Bugs. Augustine grass doesn’t attract a whole lot of pests, but homeowners should be on the lookout for chinch bugs. These hard-to-spot pests don’t just feed on your grass—they actually remove the fluids from the plant and inject it with a toxin.

Chinch bug adults and nymphs beside damaged St Augustine grass leaves. Chinch Bugs are Pest of St Augustine Grass. The most widely used turf species in Pinellas County is St Augustine grass. It has a lot of great qualities: Dark green color, thick uniform growth, easy to establish and more.

But it has this one huge downside: chinch bugs. Although the southern chinch bug is a serious pest in St. Augustine lawns, it will feed on zoysia, centipede, bahia, or bermuda grass. The common chinch bug is a closely related species that is a pest of grain crops in Texas and through the Midwest.

Chinch bugs are small insects that feed on grass, destroying it in the process. They also lay eggs in the grass. When the baby chinch bugs hatch, they continue the grass destruction cycle. Chinch bugs are most attracted to St.

Augustine grass, which widely grows in southern states such as Texas and Florida. Chinch bugs are particularly fond of St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum), which grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 thro but according to the University of Nebraska's Department of Entomology, chinch bugs will also eat other grasses such as buffalograss (Bouteloua dactyloides), hardy in USDA zones 5.

They first attack the bases of St. Augustine grass and the stolons (runners). The best indicator of chinch bug presence is the appearance of yellow-brown, nearly dead looking, circular, thick. How to identify chinch bugs and chinch bug damage in St Augustine grass lawns and how to treat chinch bugs in St Augustine grass lawns.

Augustine is the predominant grass used in lawns in Houston, San Antonio and Austin. As the number of St. Augustine lawns increases, the potential for damage by the Southern Chinch Bug also increases. “Chinch bugs insert a toxin that kills the St.

Augustine as they feed by sucking the plant juices,” said Reinert. Chinch bug damage to a St. Augustinegrass lawn. Note the patches of bermudagrass left unharmed. he southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis Barber, is one of the most impor-tant insect pests of St. Augustine-grass in Texas.

It can be a problem anywhere St. Augustinegrass is grown, causing most damage in the Gulf Coast region and in theFile Size: KB. Best offers Hand Tools for Gardening & Lawn Care How to Get Rid of Chinch Bugs in St. Augustine Grass. Chinch bugs are small insects that feed on grass.

Common Problems. Both St. Augustine and Bermuda are relatively unaffected by diseases and insects. However, here's how to identify the most common problems and correct them: Brown patch – If St. Augustine grass leaves turn brown and die at the leaf base, the cause could be brown patch.

To test for this fungal disease, pull on a leaf blade; if. The southern chinch bug, is one of the most important insect pests of St. Augustine in Austin. Although most damaging in Gulf Coast regions and in the southern half of the state, chinch bugs can be a problem anywhere St.

Augustine is grown. Chinch bugs prefer hot, dry environments. Treatment is usually considered when damage symptoms appear and chinch bugs are detected at the edge of the damaged area using the flotation or vacuum method. Related. Chinch Bugs in St. Augustine Lawns (Publication E) Chinch Bugs in Turfgrass – Ohio State University Extension; Southern Chinch Bug – University of Florida Extension.

Although the southern chinch bug is a serious pest in St. Augustine grass lawns, it will feed on zoysia grass, centipede grass, bahia grass, or bermuda grass. The common chinch bug, Blissus luecopterus, is a closely-related species that is a pest of grain crops in Texas and throughout the Midwest.

Lawns affected by chinch bugs are often confused with lawns suffering from drought. Chinch bugs use their piercing mouthparts to suck moisture from grass blades, then inject a poison into the blades that interrupts water movement within the grass, causing the grass to die.

In the early stages of chinch bug damage, grass will begin to yellow. Look similar to the beneficial bigeyed bug. Primarily found on St. Augustine lawns. Biology and life cycle: Incomplete metamorphosis. After hatching, the wingless nymphs are red, then orange, then black, developing a bright-colored band across their back.

Two or three generations a year. Adults hibernate in grass. Chinch bugs are a common lawn pest that can do a lot of damage to your grass. Let’s learn more about chinch bugs, how to know you have them and how to get rid of them if they are in your yard.

Chinch Bugs: What Homeowners Need to Know. Southern chinch bugs are small and slender with white wings with distinctive black triangular marks. How to Prevent and Treat Chinch Bugs in St. Augustine Grass.

Call for more information about chinch bugs. In the video, Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine talks about chinch bugs in St. Augustine grass — how to prevent chinch bugs, where they typically attack your grass, and how to treat chinch bugs.Habitat and Food Source(s), Damage: St.

Augustine grass is the primary host of the southern chinch bug. Other host plants include Bermudagrass, bahiagrass, centipedegrass and zoysiagrass. Nymphs and adults use their sucking mouthparts to remove sap from the base (crown) and stolons of plants and inject a toxic substance that prevents the.