The cost to treat for white grubs in the rough would be very expensive.
The turf in our rough is much stronger and is able to withstand minor white grub populations. I call it the "Agronomic Threshold". By definition, this is the line in which turf can endure pest damage, of any kind, until it reaches a point where there is a dramatic reduction in quality, health and playability. When we see indicators, like skunk or black crow damage, we spot treat the localized area. This is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly than blanket pesticide applications.
|Localized Damage In First Cut Between Tee & Fairway|
|Turf Easily Pealed Back Exposing White Grub|