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RAF Lakenheath Golf Club - Like many courses that are based on sandy soils, Breckland Pines Golf Club, on RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk has been increasingly beset with chafer grub problems since the main chemical treatment was taken off the market, some five years ago.
Like many courses that are based on sandy soils, Breckland Pines Golf Club, on RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk has been increasingly beset with chafer grub problems since the main chemical treatment was taken off the market, some five years ago.

In the late Autumn of 2002, Director of Golf, Derek Turner, approached Bayer Environmental Science for advice. The company is currently running trials on a new control for chafer grubs, and agreed with the club to replicate a treatment programme on a block of badly infected fairway.

The results of the trial treatment have been dramatic with 100% control of the grubs on the treated area and with the grass recovering well. "It was as if someone had repainted the fairway green on the treated section", Derek commented, "literally just one inch away the area still shows the devastation from the grubs."

The club has issued special instructions for playing a ball which lands on an area with chafer grub damage, and has placed a notice on the members board informing them that the club is working with Bayer Environmental Science to provide a solution to the problem.

[ last update: Thursday, August 21, 2008 ]