Bayer Offers More Chipco Choice Options

Three new service agreements available through Bayer Environmental Science offer golf course superintendents options for reducing costs of mole cricket and fire ant control.

“We understand that these are challenging economic times for many golf course superintendents and wanted to offer them cost-effective options for insect control,“ said Bryan Gooch, business manager, insecticides for Bayer. “We have made Chipco Choice more affordable for superintendents participating in our service agreements.“

Chipco Choice offers effective, low-dose control of mole crickets and fire ants with one annual application. Equivalent control may take five or more applications with an organophosphate and two or more applications of a pyrethroid.

Bayer guarantees insect control with Chipco Choice when it is applied by the company’s network of certified applicators. Since golf course budgets vary widely, Bayer is offering three service agreements to defray costs.

They are:

  • Choice 2-Year Service Agreement: This plan covers two years of insecticide treatments. An initial application of Chipco Choice (slit-applied at 25 lb./acre) for mole cricket and fire ant control is followed in the second year with a custom application of new Allectus to provide broad-spectrum control of insects above and below ground, including white grubs. Cost: $345/acre per year.
  • Chipco Choice 6-Month Service Agreement: This option guarantees six months of mole cricket control. One slit-application of Chipco Choice provides better mole cricket control than a single application of any other registered mole cricket product. Cost: $300/acre.
  • Chipco Choice 4-Month Service Agreement: One broadcast application provides mole cricket control for four months at a new cost of $280/acre. In addition, golf course superintendents can still buy and apply Chipco Choice and TopChoice on their own. Both products cost about $245 per acre.

For more information about these service agreements, contact your local Bayer sales representative or visit

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