Evaluation of the Effects of Corn Processing Products on Survival of European Crane Fly (Tipula paludosa) Larvae (“Leather Jackets”) in Turfgrass
This study evaluates the survival of the European cranfly larvae in turfgrass after the addition of corn processing products. Larvae were extracted from turfgrass and transferred for greenhouse trials. Trials then proceed with the addition of an intervention group. Results from the first trial saw a 36% disappearance from the 50 pots. Larvae that survived seemed unaffected by the treatment. The second trial saw a 31% loss of larvae. No phytotoxic effects were seen in the Kentucky bluegrass throughout the trial. Overall the treatment groups saw a 20% loss in the density of larvae in comparison to the untreated plots.