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Annual Bluegrass Weevil

  title={Annual Bluegrass Weevil},
  author={D. Peck and M. Diaz and M. Seto},
Introduction The annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) is a burgeoning pest of turfgrass in the northeastern United States. This native beetle is most prevalent and injurious in low-cut, high maintenance turf such as golf course greens, tees and fairways. The insect was first reported damaging turfgrass in Connecticut as early as 1931. Until the last 20 years or so, damage had been concentrated in the metropolitan New York area. Severe infestations, however, are now experienced across the Northeast and… Expand

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