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Pesticides in the Safety Area

  • July 19, 2017
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What pesticides have you all been using in the Safety Area?

Have you seen an uptick in birds feeding on the dead bugs?

Have the birds themselves been poisioned?

 

Jim Smith

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Jim,

Our airport does not use perticides. State regulations prohibit its use. However, our airport biologist suggests the use an endophytic tall fescue type of turf grass. 

Ypu should avoid using the following types of turf grass:

  • Winter Wheat
  • Tall Fescue Grass with less than 90% Endophyte levels.
  • Tall Fescue Grass without Endophyte
  • Kentucky Blue Grass
  • Buffalo Grass
  • Bent Grass
  • Bermuda Grass
  • Fine Fescue Grass
  • Annual Rye Grass
  • Perennial Rye Grass with less than 90%  Endophyte levels
  • Perennial Rye Grass without Endophyte
  • Native Grasses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The types of grass above will attract geese, deer, and other wildlife.

 

 

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