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....

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 

My son is 15 this year and is thinking about a summer job. Of course I'm trying to push him toward employment in the Green Industry, but that is for him to decide....

GIVING TREES WHAT THEY NEED 

We invest a lot of time in the growth of our landscape trees. The time may not be measured as actual time spent directly cultivating the trees, but measured in how many years have passed since the trees were planted....

Keep Your Eyes Open 

There are many kinds of dangers that can befall your grounds equipment. Hoses can leak, belts can wear thin or bearings can corrode. In the course of performing preventtive maintenance on equipment, there are several steps to follow....

POWER EQUIPMENT DEMAND WILL RISE THROUGH 2009 

U.S. demand for power lawn and garden equipment is projected to rise more than 3 percent per year through 2009, reaching $10.7 billion....

The Need for Speed 

Few golf course management topics attract greater attention or controversy than speed of greens. It is a constant source of debate, and Green Section agronomists are regularly bombarded with comments and questions about this volatile subject....

WEATHER HAS IMPACT ON NEW HOME SALES IN JANUARY 

Unusually snowy conditions in the Midwest and Northeast contributed to a 9.2-percent decline in sales of newly built single-family homes in January, but demand in the nation's housing market remains solid, said the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) following the home sales report from teh Commerce Department....

RESEARCHERS TARGET SUDDEN OAK DEATH 

The fungus-like microorganism, Phytophthora ramorum, is the target of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists working in laboratories and greenhouses on both coasts because it's best known for causing Sudden Oak Death disease in trees and plants, such as oak trees and woody backyard plants like azaleas and camellias....

FERTILIZER PRICES 

Oil prices have affected prices of natural gas and supply conditions for nitrogen-based fertilizer....

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout March on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. How do you keep up...

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....

HERE TO STAY? 

Thanks a lot, gas prices. It might (and should!) have taken years for me to feel like I am truly getting older. But thanks to recent spikes in gasoline prices here in the Midwest, I now catch myself saying how I can remember when I could fill up my car in college (not that long ago, thank you) for less than $10....

The Top of Your Game 

An increasing number of sports turf managers are realizing the benefits of topdressing their sports fields. Whether you currently implement a topdressing program or simply are considering initiating one, it pays off in the long run to think about what you want to accomplish and to do the work up-front to build a program that you can implement consistently over the long-term....

FINDING ANSWERS 

RECYCLING RISK? Q I work as a tree trimmer for the power company and I often have people asking if it is okay to use the chipped wood as mulch....

Banking on Bunkers 

If only you could mark those erosion-prone bunkers as ground under repair maybe that would pacify the golfers. Dealing with troublesome bunkers is much the same for a superintendent as it is for a golfer....

HOT STUFF 

Feel like you're baking when working around parking lots? Researchers at Arizona State University proved that not only are you baking, but the trees in the islands are baking, too....

GOLF INDUSTRY SHOW REPORTS RECORD-BREAKING NUMBERS 

The 2005 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Education Conference and inaugural Golf Industry Show wrapped up a week-long schedule of events in Orlando, Feb. 7-12, at the Orange County Convention Center with a strong showing and record-breaking numbers....

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