Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout February on the Grounds Maintenance Web site

What is the resource you most-often use to help you identify turfgrass diseases? Local extension agency 27%
Outside laboratory diagnostics 4%
Internet 18%
Books or literature 28%
Advice from friends/co-workers 10%
Do not use references/base it on past experience 12%

Look for this new reader poll question at

Do you use soil testing before beginning a fertilization program on the sites you manage?

A. Soil testing is a regular part of my grounds management program.

B. Initially, to determine the turf needs of a new property.

C. Occasionally, if turf appears stressed.

D. Only if the client/club owner requests it.

E. Never.

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