RISE SUPPORTS NOMINATION 

RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) is pleased to acknowledge the nomination by President Bush of Stephen Johnson to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

VERTI-DRAIN Redexim Charterhouse introduces the ride-on Verti-Drain 7007 with hydrostatic drive. ...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

MOWER The John Deere 2500E Hybrid Tri-Plex Greens Mower is equipped with two engine options an 18-hp, four-cycle Kawasaki V-Twin gas engine or a diesel-powered 18-hp, three-cylinder John Deere series 220 engine....

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Fertilizer/Pesticide Combinations 

Because you use more than just straight herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, this month's Chemical Update features pesticide/fertilizer combinations to serve as a resource for the other products you use....

FOCUS ON: Spreaders 

When determining whether or not to purchase a new spreader, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. What type of spreader will you be using on your jobs--drop spreaders or broadcast rotary spreaders?...

HOW TO: FERTILIZE TREES 

Experts don't agree on all aspects of fertilization of urban trees in landscapes, but they do agree on a few basic principles, which apply to all trees....

Make Time to Update Technology 

Trees are only one component in today's landscapes, yet they require frequent checkups and maintenance. Tree maintenance can be as simple as applying a bag of mulch or as complex as installing cabling systems and lightning protection....

ON TARGET 

The components of the disease triangle (host, pathogen and environment) set the stage for disease development. One environmental component that is commonly accepted as an important factor in the onset of disease is nitrogen fertility....

The Power of H 

The concept of adjusting soil pH has a rich history. Marcus Varro, one of the most prolific writers of Roman history, wrote in a book around 116 B.C., "They manured their fields with white chalk which they dug out of the ground."...

FINDING ANSWERS 

LIMITED BIOCONTROL Q I keep hearing about biocontrol of turf diseases with a product called TX-1. How does this product work? via the Internet...

Stop Trouble Before it Starts 

As compact utility loaders continue to gain popularity, contractors are depending on them for more and more applications. To complete all of the tasks that a compact utility loader is used for, many contractors keep them running from un up to sun down....

STMA ELECTS TRIGG AS PRESIDENT 

Mike Trigg, CSFM, (Certified Sports Field Manager) superintendent of parks, Waukegan Park District, Waukegan, Ill., officially took office as the 15th President of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) on Jan. 20, 2005....

RISE FIGHTS BAN ON PHOSPHORUS-BASED FERTILIZERS 

Businesses and associations, including RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and CropLife America, recently filed a motion and supporting papers with U.S. District Court in Wisconsin, asking the Court to strike the City of Madison and Dane County ordinances banning the display, sale or use of lawn fertilizers containing phosphorus....

HOUSING STARTS ARE AT HIGHEST PACE IN 21 YEARS 

According to the U.S. Commerce Department, housing starts rose 4.7 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.159 million units, the highest pace in 21 years....

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout February on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. Will the cap placed...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

FUNGICIDE Sipcam Agro USA, Inc. introduces Tenacity 1.3ME Turf and Ornamental Fungicide, which is a broad-spectrum systemic fungicide....

Staying the Course 

Whether it's a daily-fee course owned by a municipality or a private 18-hole championship course in an exclusive community, golf industry management professionals agree on one thing: The condition of the course ultimately determines the success of the property....

SOLVING SUMMER ANTHRACNOSE CONTROL 

Dr. Frank Wong, University of California-Riverside Extension plant pathologist, is on a mission. His goal: to find better fungicide alternatives for summer...

How To: Use Cultural Practices to Prevent Disease 

Turfgrass diseases are tough to control. Fungicides can be expensive and, in some cases, you can't entirely control the disease unless some other cultural practice alters the environment....

Alternative Treatments for Turf Disease 

Fungicides are a critical tool for controlling fungus-incited diseases on amenity turf, as well as in commercial and residential plantings of selected herbaceous plants, shrubs and small trees....

Diversify your business by offering perimeter pest control  

While many green industry professionals focus on providing their customers with green lawns, many have also realized the benefit and opportunities in offering add-on services, such as pest control....

Nematodes Nabbed 

Like all successful superintendents, Mike Combs understands the interrelation of production variables and their combined effect on turf quality....

NEW LAW STRENGTHENS FIGHT AGAINST INVASIVE WEEDS 

A recently enacted law is expected to significantly strengthen the fight against invasive weeds in the United States, helping restore native plants and ecosystems nationwide....

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Turfgrass Fungicides 

The third in our Chemical Update series for 2005, the following pages outline a solution for nearly every turf disease problem by profiling turfgrass fungicides....

FOCUS ON: Earth-Moving Equipment 

Every landscape professional wants one of these heavy-duty pieces of equipment for their heavy-duty jobs. From digging to lifting to moving heavy loads, these machines can do it all....

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