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Syngenta enhances WeevilTrak with industry’s first and only annual bluegrass weevil assurance program

The WeevilTrak assurance program guarantees season-long control of annual bluegrass weevils, white grubs and turf caterpillars

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, March 15, 2022 – For the 2022 annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) season, Syngenta has introduced the first guarantee for control of ABW, all white grub species and turf caterpillars with the WeevilTrakSM annual bluegrass weevil assurance program.

“Our research has shown that 94% of WeevilTrak subscribers value an assurance program for ABW, grubs and turf caterpillars*, so we are excited to offer this guarantee to help superintendents feel confident about their control,” said Stephanie Schwenke, market manager for turf at Syngenta.

To qualify for the assurance, superintendents must be registered WeevilTrak users and apply the recommended rates of Acelepryn®, Ference®, Provaunt® WDG or Scimitar® GC insecticides as outlined in the assurance.

Along with the assurance, WeevilTrak continues to feature monitoring updates, digital tools and ongoing insights from researchers via the WeevilTrak blog. These resources are highly valuable for targeting ABW at different life stages with properly timed product applications with different modes of action.  

“Proper application timing is absolutely critical for successful ABW control,” said Mike Agnew, Ph.D., technical services manager for Syngenta. “The treatment protocol outlined in the assurance, in conjunction with WeevilTrak alerts and independent scouting, provides the strongest protection all season.”

In addition to the assurance, Syngenta added monitoring sites in two states for the 2022 season:

  • Kings Mill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Cannon Golf Club in Lothian, Maryland

WeevilTrak, going into its 14th year, continues to be a trusted resource for superintendents in the fight against ABW. Results from the latest survey of WeevilTrak subscribers showed that*:

  • 87% of users agreed that they trust WeevilTrak recommendations and products to provide season-long control of ABW.
  • 88% of users said they were satisfied with the level of ABW control they received in 2021.
  • 92% of users said they time their applications for first-generation ABW very closely to WeevilTrak recommendations.

The assurance program and insights from WeevilTrak are only available for subscribers. Register now and sign up for text alerts by visiting Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter with @SyngentaTurf by using #WeevilTrak.

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*Survey of 255 golf course superintendents conducted via TechValidate in Sept. 2021.

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