White Grub Management with Nikki Hendrickson

On our first episode of the Around the Turf Scene Podcast, Nikki Hendrickson joins Rusty to discuss white grub management in turfgrass. Control options for preventing white grubs include imidacloprid (Merit), clothianidin (Arena), and chlorantraniliprole (Acelepryn), and curative treatment options include trichlorfon (Dylox) and carbaryl (Sevin). Tune in to learn about application timing, insecticide resistance, pheromone traps, scouting for beetle populations, and how to decide whether or not to treat.

About Our Guest

Nikki Hendrickson is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Entomology and Horticultural Production and has a Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Kentucky. For the last 20 years, she has held various roles in the green industry, including being a sales representative for Advanced Turf Solutions and positions with multiple trade associations. Nikki is the current president of the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation and a member of the Purdue Ag Alumni Association Board of Directors. She has served as the past president of both the Indiana Professional Lawn and Landscape Association and the Green Industry Alliance.

About Our Host

Rusty Stachlewitz is a Seed Product Manager at Advanced Turf Solutions. Rusty received his Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science from Michigan State University with an emphasis in Turfgrass Management. He has been a Golf Course Superintendent and General Manager in the industry. He’s also been the turfgrass department head of two colleges and the Program Director of The Lawn Institute.

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