Arena® insecticide works preventatively and curatively for long-lasting residual control of white grubs and a broad spectrum of other pests.

Technical information

Herbicide group: Group 4A
Active ingredient: Clothianidin (50%)
Formulation: Water-dispersible granular
Chemical family: Neonicotinoid
Rainfast: Avoid application when heavy rain is forecast
Packaging: 4 x 1.13 kg jug, one jug treats 5 acres (at 5.0 g/100 m2 rate), 4 jugs per case
Notes: No surfactant required, one application per season
PCP number: 29383
IRAC number: 4A

Registered uses

  • Turfgrass – including golf courses, sod farms, and municipal, industrial, and residential turf (where not prohibited by provincial laws)

Turf insect control challenge

Grubs always get in the way. And maintaining golf courses and sod farms free from grub damage has always been a challenge. Golf course superintendents and sod farmers need an effective option for controlling the damage done by the toughest turf insects like annual bluegrass weevil, white grubs and European crane fly.

Nufarm solution

Arena WDG insecticide is a valuable tool for broad-spectrum insect control in turf. Arena delivers superior, consistent, season-long control of a broad range of insect pests. With preventative and curative activity, Arena provides long residual grub control to save time, money and labour required with multiple application products.


• Superior, long-lasting residual control of tough soil and surface-feeding insects
• Preventive and curative grub control
• Consistent results for control of turfgrass insects
• Season-long insect control with one application – saves time, money and labour
• Superior grub control, including curative activity, helps keep foraging animals away
• No immediate post-application watering required

Performance tips

• Rate is dependent on target species and stage of target pest
• No surfactant required
• When targeting multiple pests, make application to earliest egg lay or adult flight
• Correct water volumes are essential for control (4–8 L / 100 m2)
• Use a calibrated spreader to uniformly broadcast over the treatment area
• Do not mow turf grass until after irrigation or rainfall has occurred

Insects controlled*

 Insect Application Rates
(g/100 m2)
Annual bluegrass weevil 5.5 – 7.0
Bluegrass billbug 4.5
European crane fly (Leather jacket) 5.5
Hairy chinch bug 3.5 – 5.0
White grubs (Asiatic garden beetle, European chafer, Japanese beetle, masked chafers, Oriental beetle) 2.5 – 5.0

*Duration of control depends on environmental factors, plant growth, dosage rate and degree of insect infestation