For pastures badly affected by either grass grub or porina over winter and needing renewal consider direct drilling. This will preserve naturally occurring diseases of these pests that are building up in the soil and which will provide long term population regulation. Leave sowing as late as possible as both pests, especially in the South, may still be feeding and could devastate establishing seedlings. Be aware that slugs and clover root weevil may also be present in damaging numbers. Use of treated seed is recommended.
For further information on these pasture pests, including biology, control and management¬†please follow the links below:AgPest > Damage > Pasture > Pest Alert